Get Ready For The Camouflage ‘Duck Dynasty’ Semiautomatic Rifle

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Duck Commander, the company featured on the A&E reality show “Duck Dynasty,” has teamed with Mossberg & Sons to launch a line of guns.

The “Duck Commander Series” consists of 12 guns including nine shotguns, two semiautomatic rifles and a semiautomatic pistol.

A spokesperson for Mossberg told CNNMoney in a story published Thursday the company has “begun shipping some of the shotguns to distributors.” The firearms are featured on the Mossberg website, where they are identified as “coming soon.”

Descriptions for the guns note they feature a “waterfowl” camouflage pattern. Videos posted to YouTube last month by Mossberg to promote the guns feature the Robertson family, which runs Duck Commander and stars on the show. Those clips also indicate the guns are emblazoned with the slogan, “FAITH. FAMILY. DUCKS.”

“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal and they’ve been endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights,” family patriarch Phil Roberston said in one of the videos promoting the guns. “Those are rights that no government can take from you, to live, be free, and pursue happiness. You know what makes me happy, ladies and gentlemen? To blow a mallard drake’s head smooth off.”

The Mossberg website also notes that, along with the guns, customers will receive “an American Flag bandana” like the one worn by Robertson’s son, Willie, on the show. Robertson was briefly suspended by A&E last month after a magazine interview in which he likened gay sex to “bestiality,” suggested non-Christian societies are more murderous, and described African-Americans as having been “happy” during the Jim Crow era. On Dec. 27 the network announced it would end Robertson’s suspension and “resume filming” the highly rated series.

Watch one of Robertson’s videos promoting the new gun line below.

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