Survival tactics means, busting gats to prove you hard
Your firearms are too short to box with God

from Black Star – Thieves in the Night Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A gun (gat as in gatling gun) may help you survive in the streets, but it can’t help you come to terms with God. Dual meaning with “firearms are too short to box with God”.

Also a reference to the 1976 Broadway show Your Arms Too Short to Box With God, a popular touchstone in the African-American community.

“Gat” = gun.

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