The image created by a pro-gun control group and widely shared on social media is designed to be provocative. Two youngsters sit in a children’s section of a library, one holding a fairy-tale book and the other holding an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. The caption: “One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one.”
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The book “Little Red Riding Hood” is something “that’s been banned in America,” but not assault weapons.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America on April 15, 2013, in an ad shared on social media