Just as the furor from the politically left side of the aisle has just started to simmer down regarding the controversial opinions voiced by the paterfamilias of “Duck Dynasty’s” Robertson crew, the same business owned by the family has just launched a new line of firearms, as reported by CNN Money on Jan. 2, 2014.
Reportedly to be released sometime this winter, the hunting equipment company Duck Commander has signed on with the Mossberg & Sons firearms company to market a line of nine different shotguns, two .22 caliber rifles and one .22 pistol.
All the weapons will sport a “waterfowl pattern” camouflage design, and much to the chagrin of a decidedly disapproving CNN reporter, one of the rifles and the single pistol have been described as having “military-style designs” (Click here for video report).
Without specifically stating what the “military-style design” was, CNN failed to cite that the outward appearance/style of any given firearm fails to either enhance or degrade the shooter’s ability to hit or miss their target.
The reality of both rifles is that they are essentially the same firearm used by the Boy Scouts of America in their Sports Shooting Program.
Common Sense Dictates…
While .22 caliber weapons are rarely used for duck hunting, they are often used in rural areas as “varmint guns,” used against snakes, gophers and coyotes.
CNN also made a point to noting that the elder Robertson stated in a video ad:
Do you know what makes me happy ladies and gentlemen? To blow a mallard drake’s head smooth off.
As even amateur hunters understand, a clean head shot is exactly what is desirable when duck hunting.
That is unless the individual consuming said duck enjoys a mouthful of buckshot.