Skip to comments.Aerosmith leader Joe Perry talks 'Sons of Guns,' classic firearms, defending the Second Amendment
Posted on 09/21/2012 7:45:13 AM PDT by Joe Brower
Aerosmith leader Joe Perry talks 'Sons of Guns,' classic firearms, defending the Second Amendment
By Hollie McKay, FoxNews.com Pop Tarts
September 21, 2012
Aerosmith leader Joe Perry fulfilled a life-long dream when he appeared on Discovery Channels hit series Sons of Guns this week, joining Will Hayden and his team of gunsmiths to restore and repair an antique, black powder Lyle cannon owned by the rock legend.
I was surprised that it was as real as what you see on television. Its pretty credible, he told FOX411s Pop Tarts column of the experience. Someone found these guys doing what they do. Its a niche market, and its really impressive.
But guns are nothing new for Perry, who has been collecting them for years.
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Maybe a well informed Freeper can info me on the gun laws in places like Louisiana. On SoG I’ve seen them build a quad MG42 mount, restore a 57MM AT gun, and on the show referenced here, restore a German 37mm Pak36 and its American knockoff the 37mm AT. What are the limits/restrictions of owning these weapons?
Calvary or Cavalry?
Well, both involve prayer. 8^)
Cool! Another reason to like Aerosmith!
“Sons of Guns” = some of my “home town” boys. I lived in Baton Rouge for 40 years, and did business with some of the other companies in the “small business ghetto” where they are located. There are some other “interesting” niche business in that area. One guy builds custom carburetion/fuel injection/fuel systems for race cars. When why crank up one of their test bed engines “interesting (i.e. LOUD) noises” come from their location. This is in spite of a gigantic muffler setup which towers over the top of their building. LOTSA horsepower there.
AFAIK, there are NO Louisiana restrictions.....if you're good with the feds (correct licenses and tax stamps and the rest of the paperwork), you're good with the state.
In that respect, these guys are not all that different from Ruger, Remington, Colt, and the rest of the gun manufacturers...they just work on a much smaller and more customized level.
See if you can find the show where they modified an armored personnel carrier for the City of New Orleans police force, complete with multiple machine guns and tear-gas firing "mortars".
Having said that, I can't imagine trying to own a "Chicago Typewriter" in Chicago. Taking it to the range would almost certainly guarantee some sort of hassle.
Gun laws are liberal in La, but they ended up confiscating guns after the hurricane. Course, the Dems that did that are all gone now.
For definitions of National Firearm Act (NFA) firearms (i.e. short barrel rifles, short barrel shotguns, machine guns, suppressors, destructive devices and AOWs), restrictions on ownership and requirements for registration and taxes due check out the NFA Handbook: http://www.atf.gov/publications/download/p/atf-p-5320-8/atf-p-5320-8.pdf
Agreed, but I thought Joe Perry was a KNOWN HEROIN addict. I thought that disqualified Mr. Perry from owning weapons.
Perhaps he straightened out, too bad my friend and hunting buddy won’t get that chance since he’s a medical marijuana patient for cancer and the ATF said he’s a bad risk and can’t have guns anymore. Crazy world, no doubt!
Good luck Mr. Perry, wonder if he shoots as well as he commands the strings of a guitar.
I don’t know. Maybe all that gunfire makes the Earth hotter or something.
And so is law enforcement's ability to perform such confiscations in future. VERY shortly after that hurricane, the state legislature passed legislation specifically prohibiting any such confiscation(s). I don't recall if it was a Constitutional change or simply passage of a law, but La legislators "did" take fast action on the subject.
In all fairness, we don't know this is what he said.
Given that Perry is a history buff and a black powder collector, he may have said it correctly and the writer who quoted him may have gotten it wrong, or spelled it incorrectly and picked the wrong item off the list popped up by the computer's spell checker.
Still, the editor or proofreader should have caught it and corrected before it was published.
I have no doubt that you’re right. The odds are 10 to 1 that Joe is more knowledgeable than the “Pop Tarts” staff.
I think others already covered the LA side. on the Fed side:
IIRC, When you go above .50BMG you’re into “destructive device” territory and the Class III tax stamp for machine gun, suppressors, etc, etc does not cover those devices.
From what I’ve read, it’s essentially impossible for an individual to get a destructive device license. You have to have a business that has a legitimate excuse for having destructive devices. [there might be some exemptions for some items that were registered under the 1968 amnesty, but for anything new you’ll need a destructive device license]
So the implication is that SoG has incorporated as a business and has managed to convince the powers-that-be to issue them a destructive device license.
I was very disappointed that the ship was filled with explosives. The Lyle Gun is not a weapon. Its purpose is to send a thin rope to ships for the purpose of allowing a larger rope to be pulled to those ships, which may in turn be used to transport rescue equipment to the ships and transport people off them. I would have liked to seen a demonstration of that. Even if the Lyle gun couldn’t safely be loaded with its full powder charge (which would allow a rope to be sent hundreds of yards), they should have been able to use enough of a charge to carry a lightweight line to their target (especially since today’s monofilament lines are much lighter than anything of comparable strength that existed when the Lyle gun was built). If they were really determined to blow something up, they could then have used the line to deliver a bomb to the target and blow it up.
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