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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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Billy's Got a Gun Def Leppard

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10 5
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Guns Of Brixton Jimmy Cliff

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Big Gun AC/DC

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Shotgun Willie Willie Nelson

12
5 2
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8 6
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14
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Running Gun Blues David Bowie

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Love Gun Kiss

16
7 6
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Scatter Gun Ramones

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6 5
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Love's a Loaded Gun Alice Cooper

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4 3
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The Gun Lou Reed

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4 3
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Under the Gun Dokken

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1513967137654 added Pumped Up Kicks Foster the People

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6 6
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I'm Your Gun Alice Cooper

23
5 5
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Kim's Watermelon Gun The Flaming Lips

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5 5
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Jo Jo Gun Chuck Berry

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4 4
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Under the Gun Motörhead

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4 4
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4 4
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Giving Up the Gun Vampire Weekend

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4 4
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Shotgun and a Pistol Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard

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Underneath the Gun Limp Bizkit

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Nobody's Got the Gun Mark Knopfler

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2 2
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Gun Music Talib Kweli, Smif-n-Wessun

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Shotgun Rider Tim McGraw

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2 2
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Sound of a Gun Buzzcocks

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Guns Are Drawn The Roots

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Big Gun Lita Ford

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Esavi added Fire Your Guns AC/DC

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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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Esavi added Under the Gun Deep Purple

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Esavi added Cleaning My Gun Mark Knopfler

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slothello added Guns Are Good Genitorturers

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Esavi added Two Gunslingers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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Esavi added Guns for Hire AC/DC

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Me and My Girlfriend Tupac Shakur

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Gun Runner 50 Cent, Streets

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My Gun Go Off 50 Cent