Discovery ChannelTune in to the Discovery Channel at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Wednesday to watch Aerosmith's Joe Perry fire some heavy artillery on a new episode of Sons of Guns. The guitarist, who happens to collect vintage guns and other weapons, is featured bringing an antique Lyle cannon he owns to be repaired at the Baton Raton, Louisiana-based Red Jacket Firearms shop, which is the focus of the series.
While Perry is visiting Red Jacket, the shop's owner allows the rocker, his wife, Billie, and other members of his family to test out a variety of guns. The show culminates with Perry getting the chance to fire his cannon at a special target.
Perry discussed his fascination with guns in a recent interview with ArtistDirect.com.
"Being a strong believer and upholder of the second amendment and the whole constitution, I've been collecting guns ever since my father gave me his father's .22 pistol back when I was very young," he revealed. "I collect all kinds [of firearms], but my main interest is in the older weapons."
Regarding his experience on Sons of Guns and at Red Jacket Firearms, he said, "It was a lot of fun. It was great hanging out down there. Personally, it helped out with my collection and I learned a lot while I was down there."
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