Tale of The American Gun 

By Cain Pence 


Settled the East and Won the West 

Rifle, shotgun, handgun, hunting vest 

Winchester, Springfield, Colt, Remington 

Normandy, Gettysburg, The Alamo and Lexington 

Protector of home, hearth and family 

Food for hunter, Defender of Liberty 

Right of free men, Guardian of democracy 

Despised by communists, Hated by tyranny 

Feared by Mao, Detested by Stalin 

Defeated Hitler, Deposed Hussein 

Washington led men who carried them 

Lincoln kept a country United by using them 

Teddy Roosevelt hunted with them 

Reagan threatened bad men with them 

From the Second Amendment and the Bill of Rights 

It has guarded America through day and protected at night 

When telling the story how freedom was Won 

Tell the grand tale of The American Gun 

Cain M. Pence is a Minneapolis based writer. Mr. Pence is a graduate of Georgetown University. In his twenties Mr. Pence worked a number of jobs and traveled throughout all 435 congressional districts in the United States. Mr. Pence’s travels and reading of history gave him a deep appreciation for the importance of the American Gun. He can be reached at [email protected].