Guns The Best Songs About Guns  

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No matter what style of music you like, musicians have been writing songs about guns for decades. Ever since the US Constitution guaranteed American citizens the right to bear arms, the USA has become synonymous with gun ownership. Whether you're an avid collector of vintage war guns, enjoy going hunting, or own a gun for safety purposes, we've got a list of gun songs that you'll definitely relate to.

What's the best song about guns? Johnny Cash's "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" tops our list.  It would do the genre an injustice not to mention The James Bond theme song, "The Man with the Golden Gun," Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff," Jimmy Cliff's (later The Clash's) "Guns of Brixton," "Nigga Wit A Gun" by Dr. Dre, "Shotgun" by Junior Walker, and Skynrd's "Saturday Night Special" are all great songs about guns. 

Vote up the best songs about guns below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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I Shot the Sheriff The Wailers

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Janie's Got a Gun Aerosmith

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Machine Gun Jimi Hendrix

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Tommy Gun The Clash

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Saturday Night Special Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Guns Of Brixton Jimmy Cliff

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Billy's Got a Gun Def Leppard

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Love Gun Kiss

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Love's a Loaded Gun Alice Cooper

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Shotgun Willie Willie Nelson

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Big Gun AC/DC

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Running Gun Blues David Bowie

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Esavi added Fire Your Guns AC/DC

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Dave_7672 added Cleaning This Gun Rodney Atkins

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Me and My Girlfriend Tupac Shakur

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Scatter Gun Ramones

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Gunz Come Out 50 Cent

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Under the Gun Dokken

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The Gun Lou Reed

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Underneath the Gun Limp Bizkit

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1513967137654 added Pumped Up Kicks Foster the People

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Machine Gun Blues Social Distortion

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Don't Let 'em Take Your Gun Grand Funk Railroad

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slothello added Guns Are Good Genitorturers

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Esavi added Cleaning My Gun Mark Knopfler

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Esavi added Guns for Hire AC/DC

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Esavi added Under the Gun Deep Purple

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Esavi added Two Gunslingers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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I'm Your Gun Alice Cooper

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Gun Runner 50 Cent, Streets

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Jo Jo Gun Chuck Berry

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My Gun Go Off 50 Cent

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Kim's Watermelon Gun The Flaming Lips

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Shotgun and a Pistol Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard

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Machine Gun Funk The Notorious B.I.G.

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Under the Gun Motörhead

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Giving Up the Gun Vampire Weekend

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Machine Gun Kelly James Taylor, Carole King

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Shotgun Rider Tim McGraw

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Sound of a Gun Buzzcocks