Fairy tales, of course, are never innocent; their moral and ideological power has much been argued over. Various arguments have taken place over whether they are conservative or subversive, unhealthily irrational or liberatingly imaginative, and the violence and sexual content of the originals has always raised questions. Their contemporary retellings are also value-laden, of course–as is all literature–but those values may be subtly expressed and full of contradictions; it takes thought and careful reading to pick them out. However, the US National Rifle Association, which advocates the right to bear arms, has reworked some classic fairy tales here in ways that are (I think laughably) blatant. There are interesting arguments raised here about fairy tales and violence, art and propaganda, and so on.