AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry spoke to FoxNews.com about his recent appearance on Discovery channel’s “Sons Of Guns” program, a reality television series that centers on Red Jacket Firearms LLC, a Louisiana-based business that manufactures and sells custom weapons.
“I have always been fascinated with guns,” he said. “I grew up in America, so granted, it is part of our heritage and it is written into the laws of how this country is run. I’ve been fascinated with all kinds of weapons my whole life, and as I have been able to afford to acquire pieces, here and there I started to collect.”
“I was very fascinated by the time when firearms went from being fire sticks to being something people could use to hunt and to survive,” he explained. “That era, that ‘black powder’ era of firearms, has been my area of interest, and it turns out that Will from the show used to do the Calvary thing, so he is a ‘black powder’ aficionado.”
Perry — who recently referred to himself as a “definite old-school Republican” — also revealed that he would like to see some “continuity” in terms of gun laws from state to state.
“It seems ridiculous that you can be in one state with your driver’s license and buy a firearm, and then in the next state it is totally illegal,” he told FoxNews.com. “There are real problems to that, but as soon as you bring up the subject and say ‘gun control’ it sets a red flag. It is definitely a difficult issue, and the bottom line is the Constitution is what it is, and I stand by everything that is in it. Right now, some of the statistics show that some of the safest places in the country are places where law-abiding citizens are allowed to have firearms, and the crime rates are low.”