Si Robertson: “It ain’t gun control we need; it’s sin control”

Si found religion after Vietnam, left the service after 24 years, and immediately went to work for Duck Commander. He’s probably the most popular Robertson on Duck Dynasty – mainly because he’ll do anything (he eats coon poop in one episode) and says the funniest things, like “First it’s pretty tires, then it’s pretty guns . . . next thing you know, you’re shavin’ your beard and wearin’ capri pants” and “I sting like a butterfly and punch like a flea” – and his newfound fame has led to a few problems. “The other night,” he says, “it’s 12:03 in the morning, and somebody is knocking on the door, and I’m like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me,’ and I look outside and there’s 25 people standing in my yard. You know, He’s the reason this show has gone on like it has, but I have to ask Him every day, ‘Give me strength to deal with this.’ ”

In the flesh, Si seems somewhat more reserved than he does on the show, and he often defers to big brother Phil. When Phil takes off on a long spiel about the pitiful state of the world, Si waits until the very end to offer his two cents.

“It ain’t gun control we need; it’s sin control,” he says.

“Self-control,” Phil says.

“Self-control,” Si repeats.

“Self-control and sin control,” Phil says, getting the last word.

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