Monday, January 6
(Undated) -- The "Duck Dynasty" clan is starting the new year off like they ended last year - with a bang. The Louisiana family's Duck Commander business has teamed up with Connecticut-based gunmaker O.F. Mossberg & Sons to launch a new line of guns. Mossberg says there will be nine different shotguns to choose from, as well as two semiautomatic rifles and a semiautomatic pistol all bearing a "waterfowl pattern" camouflage design and the Duck Commander logo, which depicts a duck in flight. CNN says Mossberg has already started shipping some of the Duck Commander shotguns to distributors.
The gun line follows the media firestorm over A&E's brief suspension of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson after he made controversial remarks about gay people and African-Americans in an interview with "GQ" magazine. The network announced it was reinstating Robertson to the hit reality series on December 27th after much backlash from fans.