Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, January 2, 2014
Gunmaker Mossberg has teamed up with Duck Commander, the family’s company, to release nine different shotguns, two semi-automatic rifles and a semiautomatic pistol. While Mossberg spokeswoman Linda Powelltold CNN Money that some of the shotguns have already been distributed to distributors, she declined to mention the specific retailers that will sell the guns.
The guns will come in a “waterfowl pattern” camouflage design, however not all of them are intended for duck hunting. They will all also feature the Duck Commander logo.
According to CNN Money, the pistol and one of the rifles have military-style designs and large capacity magazines that hold at least 25 rounds. While the rifle has some of the features of an assault rifle, it only has a low .22 caliber.
The company’s website describes the .22-caliber pistol as “perfect for small game, plinking, target shooting – or clearing cottonmouths out of your duck blind.”
The family has already started promoting the new gun line, starring in gun commercials for on the company’s website. One of them, “Happiness,” is narrated by Robertson patriarch Phil Robertson, who was temporarily suspended from the show last month over comments he made in January’s GQ magazine about homosexuality.
“You know what makes me happy, ladies and gentleman?” Robertson asks. “To blow a mallard drake’s head smooth off.” The gun in his hand features the trademarked slogan “Faith. Family. Ducks.”
Watch the commercial below.