Duck Dynasty Stars Team With Mossberg to Produce 12 New Guns, Including a “GASP” .22LR AR-15 Style Rifle

The stars of Duck Dynasty certainly aren’t laying low following their recent media frenzy.

It’s been recently announced that the owners of Duck Commander have teamed up with Mossberg in order to produce a new line of guns, 12 to be exact.

Most of them are exactly what you would expect. Mossberg’s most popular hunting shotguns with a camo finish, Duck Commander branding, and catchy sayings engraved right into the receiver, such as “Faith. Family. Ducks.”

Nothing too surprising there. However, the anti-gun media does have their panties in a wad because the Dynasty stars are also lending their branding and promotion to two .22LR guns that slightly resemble AR-15 platform guns (but they’re really not that close at all other than some aesthetic features), see below.

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According to a CNN article (Yes, they did an entire article),

The pistol and one of the rifles have military-style designs with large capacity magazines holding at least 25 rounds. The rifle has some of the features of an assault rifle, but with a relatively low .22 caliber.

Mossberg’s Web site says its .22-caliber pistol is “perfect for small game, plinking, target shooting — or clearing cottonmouths out of your duck blind.”

The guys are also teaming with Mossberg to produce pro-hunting, pro-gun, pro-freedom ads as seen above. As Phil says in the video, “Do you know what makes me happy, ladies and gentlemen?” he asks. “To blow a mallard drake’s head smooth off.”

A&E Caves, Phil Robertson Reinstated to Duck Dynasty, Filming to Begin on New Season

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The patriarch of the Robertson family, Phil Robertson, whose family owns one of the larger hunting brands in North America, will be part of the cast on A&E’s Duck Dynasty when filming for the new season starts next year.

According to the press release from A&E,

While Phil’s comments made in the (GQ) interview reflect his personal views based on his own beliefs, and his own personal journey, he and his family have publicly stated they regret the ‘coarse language’ he used and the misinterpretation of his core beliefs based only on the article. He also made it clear he would ‘never incite or encourage hate.

Duck Dynasty is not a show about one man’s views. It resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family, a family that America has come to love. As you might have seen in many episodes, they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness. These are three values that we at A&E Networks also feel strongly about.

So after discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups, A&E has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family.

Phil Robertson was suspended from the show indefinitely the week before Christmas over comments he made about homosexuality during a recent interview with GQ magazine.

Duck Dynasty is the highest rated show on cable and one of the highest rated shows of all time for a single episode viewing.

The Robertson family has not issued a statement following the recent A&E press release.

Jesse Jackson Senior Thinks Duck Dynasty Suffers from White Privilege

Where there is a media opportunity can the Reverend Jesse (Hymietown) Jackson Senior be far behind?  Adding his own distinct take to the Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson’s now (in)famous remarks, Jackson has demanded  –not asked, but demanded–meetings with all involved.  After all, according to Jackson, Robertson’s comments also bespeak of, wouldn’t you know, “white privilege.”

In an announcement sent out Tuesday, Jackson Sr. compared Robertson’s recent comments about African-Americans, gay people and women to comments made by the driver of Rosa Parks’ bus.

“At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law,” he said in the release. “Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was ‘white privilege.'”

So is the always uttering freely and openly with the cover of law Jackson inadvertently excusing the bus driver and denigrating Parks’ courageous actions while simultaneously depriving Robertson of his right to express his opinions which Jackson brushes off as white privilege?

But as Jackson persists, his real reason for speaking out emerges.  Shakedown.

Jackson Sr. and the leaders of the other groups are demanding a sit-down meeting with Cracker Barrel and A&E in the next couple of days.

“It is unacceptable that a personality who has been given such a large platform would benefit from racist and anti-gay comments,” the group leaders state in the release.

Jackson’s demands for the meetings with Cracker Barrel and A&E follow the pattern–pay up or we’ll picket you, boycott you, defame you.  Cracker Barrel responded by restoring Duck Dynasty items to its stores; A&E had a Christmas Day Duck Dynasty marathon.  Acceptable.

Interestingly Jackson was unaccountably quiet when white actor and credit card shiller Alexander Baldwin tweeted and uttered a series of homophobic slurs.  Oh right, Baldwin is a professed liberal.  He is still acting and shilling, unbothered by Jackson.  Too bad.

 

 

Gay Group Calls For Re-Education of Phil Robertson

For the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), suspending Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty over his comments regarding homosexuality isn’t enough – now they are calling for Robertson to be re-educated.

GLAAD was instrumental in forcing A&E’s hand in the decision to discriminate against Robertson for expressing his First Amendment right. GLAAD met with A&E representatives on Wednesday morning urging them to take action against Robertson and by the evening the Duck Dynasty star had been suspended.

While admitting that they have received an unprecedented backlash over their role in Robertson being suspended, GLADD are by no means finished. They are now calling for Robertson to be re-educated on gay issues by making him meet with homosexual families in some kind of bizarre Alcoholics Anonymous-style treatment.

“We believe the next step is to use this as an opportunity for Phil to sit down with gay families in Louisiana and learn about their lives and the values they share,” GLAAD’s vice president of communications Rich Ferraro told The Wrap.

It’s not enough for Robertson to be suspended for daring to criticize homosexuality, gay activists want him to recant in order to send a message that having a view that differs from the PC doctrine will result in re-education.

The group is also targeting companies who use Robertson as a spokesman, intimidating them into severing ties with the Duck Dynasty star.

Whether you agree or disagree with Phil Robertson’s comments is irrelevant. If we are to accept, as leftists are arguing, that controversial comments should not be allowed in the public domain, then the Bible and the Qur’an should be removed from tens of millions of churches worldwide since they both condemn homosexuality.

Openly gay feminist Camille Paglia nailed it when she stated, “In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as well as they have the right to support homosexuality — as I one hundred percent do. If people are basing their views against gays on the Bible, again they have a right of religious freedom there.”

A&E had a right to suspend Robertson because they are a private company and can operate as they like in a free market. However, imagine the backlash that would have ensued if a major corporation had suspended a television personality over pro-gay comments. It’s not going to happen because political correctness only protects the free speech rights of certain groups of people while discriminating against others.

The First Amendment guarantees the right to free speech for all. In a truly free society, controversial opinions should be freely exchanged and debated, even if they cause offense, without the threat of reprisals.

Duck Dynasty Controversy: Bible to be Banned as “Hate Speech”?

Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s views on homosexuality have been condemned by many as “hate speech,” yet his words were infinitely less savage than those contained in the Old Testament.

Image: Phil Robertson (YouTube/CNN).

If we are to accept that Robertson’s rhetoric represents hate speech, then the Bible should immediately be banned because it openly incites violence against gays.

Compare what Robertson told GQ Magazine to what appears in Leviticus 20:13.

Robertson: “It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical…Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”

Leviticus 20:13: “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.” (NASB)

“If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” (ESV)

Robertson also paraphrased another part of the Bible – Corinthians – when he stated, “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

Robertson expresses his disagreement with the homosexual lifestyle and characterizes it as a sin. The Bible characterizes homosexuality not only as a sin but as an abomination punishable by death.

According to the Supreme Court, hate speech is permissible under the FIrst Amendment unless it is likely to lead to imminent hate violence.

Since the Bible openly and aggressively advocates that homosexuals be put to death, it can easily be argued that such rhetoric is likely to lead to imminent hate-driven violence.

Indeed, there have been numerous cases around the world of pastors being arrested under hate speech laws for quoting Bible passages which relate to homosexuality.

Given that conclusion, the characterization of Robertson’s words as “hate speech” must automatically mean that the Bible – to an even greater degree – also represents “hate speech” and should immediately be withdrawn from 37 million Christian churches worldwide and treated in future only as a historical relic.

Robertson Family Fires Back Against A&E in Statement – Future of Show in Jeopardy

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The Robertson family has fired back at the network that carries their show, A&E, in a recent statement.

“We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible.

Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never incite or encourage hate.

We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right. We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty.

Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.

- Robertson Family

A&E: Phil Robertson on Hiatus After Comments on Homosexuality!

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Every time Phil Robertson shows up for an interview he makes news: in an industry built on glitz and glamor, Phil has no facade.

Duck Commander’s interview with GQ has made more news, and landed the patriarch in Duck Dynasty time-out. Phil quite openly told GQ that he could not imagine men enjoying intimacy with other men. And yes, he was quite plain-spoken, as always.

When asked about sin Phil responded:

Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.

Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong… Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.

Of course GLAAD took immediate offense to Robertson’s statements and the organization’s Wilson Cruz noted:

Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe. He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans — and Americans — who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples.

Phil’s decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors who now need to reexamine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families.

Phil issued a statement in answer:

I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together.

However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.

Now the next move was from A&E, who have reaped the high ratings from the Duck Dynasty show. Rather than side with Phil, who has never displayed hateful behavior, but always been forthright and immovable with his biblically based worldview, A&E caved to the gay and lesbian activists.

Just this evening A&E issued this statement:

We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty.

His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.

As for me, I support Phil Robertson and am wondering what the fall-out will be. Millions of people across this nation watch Duck Dynasty and love the Robertsons. Why?

Because Phil and Miss Kay, Uncle Si, Willie and Korie, Jase and Missy, Jep and Jessica are real people who love each other, love God, love this country and happen to excel at making duck calls!

Does A&E have any idea how hungry good people of faith in America are for entertainment that does NOT insult our faith but celebrate it? Do those A&E executives have an inkling why the show is a hands down, smashing success?

The Robertsons live by the Book. They’re not perfect, and that imperfection makes it all the more funny and relatable. But ultimately they stand for the principles of the Word.

I would caution A&E about bowing to the whims of GLAAD and other groups: that may be 2-5% of the population at most.

But there our MILLIONS of us Americans who are sick and tired of being called hate-mongers and homophobes just because we recite and live by scripture.

And those millions who tune in to watch the Robertson clan every week? Well, we may not be so inclined if you leave Phil off the show and monkey with this family.

Think about it A&E. Think long and hard about what you’re doing.

By Tami Jackson

Duck Dynasty Stars Speak Out in Support of Gun Rights In Recent Weeks

The stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, the reality television juggernaut, have not been outspoken pro-gun supporters, however, it would be hard to assume they aren’t, given their lifestyle and hobbies.

Now, at least one of the stars of the show, Uncle Si, has spoken out slightly against gun control.

In a recent interview with Men’s Journal, the wackiest, and possible most well known character on the show said the following,

“It ain’t gun control we need; it’s sin control,”

This comment was in reference to his older brother Phil’s comments on the state of morals in America.

Perhaps speaking to the fact that the Robertson clan might be preparing to use their newfound fame for political purposes, Phil and his wife Kay also showed their support for gun rights earlier this month.

According to CBS Houston,

The Robertson family has stood up for gun rights before – Phil and Kay Robertson headlined a Friends of NRA event in Oklahoma earlier this month, according to The Enid News.

With the flurry of anti-gun celebrities using their renown to push for more gun control it’s refreshing to see more conservative celebrities using their influence as well. Of course, it would be desirable to live in a culture where the thoughts of celebrities aren’t weighted so highly, but until then we’ll take all the help we can get.