You see, we live by the gun, so we die by the guns, kids

from 2Pac (Ft. Snoop Dogg) – 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This might refer to the cyclical nature of most gang violence. The original saying is “live by the gun, die by the gun.” Snoop leaves off the last part, implying that he wins his fights, but leaves himself open to revenge/retaliation by the kids of the people he harms (kids being more literal here).

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