The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (and His AK47)

Many see the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the United States as a force for good. Many recognize the NRA as a force for evil. To some, it is the heroic protector of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. To others it is the organization that allows gun violence to take the lives of over 30,000 citizens each year.

Yet, did you know that the NRA is also in the business of publishing fairytales? Actually, the NRA publishes children’s classics that have been re-imagined to include guns. Now you can enjoy classics like Hansel and Gretel (Have Guns) and Little Red Riding Hood (Has a Gun), with wholly appropriate gun violence and NRA-fashioned endings, as they should have been intended.

So, I can’t wait for handguns, semi-automatic rifles and more instruments of efficient death to take a stand in our classic American literature: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (With an AK47),  Invisible Man (and Lots of Guns), The Great Gatsby (and His Glock 40), Moby Dick (and the Tomahawk Cruise Missile).

But, why stop there?

We need to re-imagine Shakespeare’s works complete with shotguns, and our best poetry would certainly benefit from several truck-loads of tactical nuclear weapons, And, of course it’s time to give Jesus a well-deserved sniper rifle and a couple of literary grenades to love fend of the Pharisees, devil, Pilate, and Judas Iscariot.

Thank you NRA for opening the minds of our children to real possibilities.

133 thoughts on “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (and His AK47)”

  1. Apesar de não deixar de ter a sua quota parte de razão, esse artigo, tal como indica a fonte, foi baseado na informação da ANF (Associação Nacional de Farmácias), sendo apenas transcrito e adaptado para o nosso site, no entanto concordamos com o que indica e procedemos à rectificação do mesmo.Desde já obrigado pelo reparo.

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  21. The NDAA gives us the ability to have political prisoners and destroys part of the Bill of Rights. Now Obama is supporting the United Nations Gun Control Treaty. The dictatorships of the United Nations Human Rights Council don’t approve of human rights or freedoms in their own countries. The United States does not need to become more like the creul dictatorships of the United Nations. Our Bill of Rights and our Constitution is what makes us different. It is why people keep coming here.

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  25. anything to the effect of “Fine, but let’s make sure that’s where it really goes.”. They were too busy dissing the idea that government infrastructure spending would help because it would, after all, only be temporary stimulus because the government can’t create jobs. That’s certainly what I was hearing from pretty much every Republican and the overwhelming majority of conservative pundits as well as comments in the blogosphere and media.

  26. I almost agree. Here's a simple calculation.3 mrem = 0.03 mSv0.03 mSv per passenger flighttimes 7,000,000,000 flights (10 years)equals 210,000 passenger-Svtimes 1 cancer per 10 Sv (BEIR VII)= 21,000 solid cancers= 10,500 deaths (10 years)So airlines are killing people with cancer at the rate of 3 people per day.

  27. Imagine if this guy were talking about how Social Security should be cut back because it encourages the survival of “superfluous” elderly and disabled people? Or better yet, elminate welfare to put an end to the breeding of “superfluous” African Americans — remember those golden oldies from the right wing back in the Reagan years, rhetoric about so-called “welfare queens?”

  28. Denise,It’s a love/hate relationship. Obviously I love the freedom technology allows but I hate the loss of “flow” that happens when you have to configure something, set something up, or something breaks.I’m looking forward to focusing on a few areas of technology deeply but cutting back on the number of apps, tools and platforms that I use…

  29. Là ou la politique met le nez,c’est la déstruction,qui est-ce qui a crée les talibans et Ben Laden pour stopper les russes,c’est bien les Américains ( CIA) qui a financé,armé,informé,entrainé , cette vermine destructive avec la complicité des Pakistanais, c’est toujours les américains. Maintenant ils viennent nous inculquer leur fausse démocratie.Ridicule.C’était un trés beau pays , paisible avec ses traditions enracinées et ancéstrales..

  30. (5)I think every politician is an opportunist to an extent. That’s why Hillary Clinton voted for the Iraq War. She thought it was a prudent tactical move in her life-long quest for the presidency. I think Romney would do well in the general election against either Clinton or Obama. Romney has far more executive experience than either one of them. Romney also has far more ability than either one of them. This could become evident during a long general election.

  31. Tu as raison sur le principe, mais il n’est pas applicable dans ce cas là. Apple a tout a fait le droit de retirer de son Store, tout produit qui ne lui conviendrait pas, et en en informant l’éditeur (dans ce cas). Le problème ici vient de la raison évoquée pour justifier ce geste, qui pose un grave problème d’ordre moral et de pouvoir.Mais comme rien ne t’oblige à acheter le livre sur l’Apple Store, et qu’il doit être disponible de nombreuses autres façons, on ne peut pas les poursuivre pour ça.

  32. Alice Through the looking glass turned out to be about a female sniper who’s story is told from the perspective of her looking through a night scope on a 308

  33. The three little Pigs were gang members with police records, the Wolf was a straw buyer, and not only huffed and Puffed but went to Virginia and bought Saturday night specials for all three

  34. I read Snow White who had a derringer in the Red Bow in her hair. When the Prince Kissed her, she woke up and shot him by accident, and then in court claimed Stand Your Ground defense.

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