Credit: A&E Networks

Controversy, shmontroversy. Duck Dynasty’s Robertson family is moving onward and upward after the fallout from patriarch Phil’s opinions on homosexuality and race in his now-infamous GQ interview. Now that Phil has been reinstated by A&E to the show, the family is adding a new set of products to their growing brand: guns!

Guns are a seemingly obvious choice for the clan, whose duck calls (used for hunting said birds) are what have made them their fortune — prior to landing the reality show. The Robertsons are linking up with Mossberg, a popular gun manufacturer, to unveil a Duck Commander brand line of shotguns and semi-automatic rifles and pistols.

Mossberg’s website has now posted four video ads that feature Phil touting the line of weapons. In one ad, he says  ”Do you know what makes me happy ladies and gentlemen? To blow a mallard drake’s head smooth off.” Yeesh, Phil, that’s some brutal imagery.  In a second, he tells viewers, “Where there’s design, there is a Designer. We were designed to kill ducks.”

The line of weapons will also feature their signature camouflage design and will include the slogan: “Faith. Family. Ducks.” All guns also come with an American flag bandana, so beloved by the company’s CEO (and Phil’s son) Willie. ‘Murica, am I right?

The announcement of this new product line comes on the heels of the family’s first live interview post-scandal on Fox News Channel on New Year’s Eve. Willie and wife, Korie, didn’t deliver much in the sit-down, sticking to PR-friendly quotes like “we’re just glad to be back to work… and A&E and us are fine.”

Seems like they’re going to take the “ignore it and it will go away” approach to the whole matter. And though Willie and the rest of the Robertsons have been outspoken about their support for the NRA and gun rights in the past, the timing is a little strange to release such a controversial product line. Will this cause another backlash? We will have to wait to find out.

What do you think about the Duck Commander gun line? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Deadline

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