Korie Robertson said someone tried to break into the Duck Dynasty family’s home earlier this year. She said she quickly grabbed her husband’s gun and was prepared to shoot if they got in.
In a preview of Monday’s episode of At Home with the Robertsons, the Duck Dynasty stars discuss gun control. Comedian and political commentator Trae Crowder, who calls himself the “Liberal Redneck,” is their guest.
In the trailer, Korie Robertson opens up about the terrifying experience.
“A lot of people, they can say they’re against them until something happens and then like, ‘Oh where’s the person with the gun?’ Or ‘I wish I had a gun,” the Duck Dynasty matriarch said. “I know it happened this year to us like someone tried to break into our home, and I was very glad Willie had a gun hidden somewhere. And I got it out, and I was sitting on my bed ready.”
Korie said the police arrived quickly before the intruder could get inside of their Louisiana mansion. She said she was “really” thankful to have a gun.
“But you know those moments you’re sitting there on your bed holding your gun, you know, wondering if someone’s going to bust through your door, I mean it’s scary. … I didn’t want to have to use it. But in that moment, when there’s an intruder in your home, I felt really, really thankful that I had a gun to defend myself.”
Crowder has advocated for gun control in the past. He grew up in Tennessee firing guns and is an owner himself. However, he hasn’t advocated taking firearms away from responsible owners or being against their use for self-defense.
Willie Robertson Also Weighs in on Gun Control
Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson said he was glad his wife had the means to defend herself. He believes there are times when you don’t have time to call the police or they won’t arrive in time. And that’s when a person must take their safety into their hands.
“Well, if you would think, ‘We’ll just call the cops and they’ll show up’ – and that’s not the case.”
“When things happen it’s not the case that you can say, ‘Hang on. I gotta call the cops.’ Then you wait for the cops and then the cops get there and then you’re like, ‘OK. Back to your intruding or whatever you’re up to,'” he continued.