Question of the Day: Has Duck Dynasty Become Bad for Gun Rights?

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The A&E TV network has suspended Duck Dynasty “star” Phil Robertson for his opinions on homosexuality. The hammer came down after GQ magazine scribe Drew Magary asked the born-again reality TV star to define sin. “‘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,’ he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: ‘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’s entitled to his opinions, and you yours. But is this brouhaha bad for gun rights? Does it reinforce the stereotype of gun guys as racist, homophobic rednecks? Or have the Robertsons won too many hearts and minds for it to matter?