prove 'em wrong!!! somehow got into an argument about guns today. can't remember how it started but this is how it went as far as i remember me, guy1, guy2 guy1: what would happen if i shoot a pistol to sky? will the bullet kill a person when it lands? me: doubt it. pistol bullets are not exactly lethal when it loses its velocity and it won't go very far. guy1: but it goes far whe u shoot me: yeah but there is something called gravity guy2: nah, not if you use sniper rifle of a sort. some can go miles me:....right. and they have something called 'range' for a reason. AND gravity guy1: will it escape the earth? guy2: it wil go far and just float around for sometime guy1: so if it falls it will kill huh? guy2: pretty much yeah me: .....right. and pigs fly. u know it takes 11km/h for rocket to escape the earth's gravity? guy1: but bullets are fast! me:.....not 11km/h fast. guy1: but when they fall back they will kill right? me: no, they have small mass, speed is limited by resistance so I'd assume they would REALLY hurt but kill, I doubt (unless unlucky of course) guy2: nah, they will kill. I heard stories stray bullets killing people in WWII me (thinking): did you hear that from granpa suffering from dementia? guy2: anyway, if I was to shoot at ground and it ricochet and hits you, yo'd die me: ....and they lost how much of energy from ricochetting? that's different guy1: yeah but hails kill people and they fall from not very high me: and they are heavy and bigger than a falling bullet. and prolly would fall higher than the bullet guy2: but there is less resistance with bullet so they will fall faster. its like dropping a pin from top of empire states building and it will kill a person. me: (gave up at this point) so simply, I wanna know who's right. i don't think google helps. so..anyone tried? :wink2: i doubt (with updrafts, winds, air resistance and all with pistol being extremley weaker, or sniper rifle for that matter) the bullet won't reach high enough or make a possible 'death' (maybe critical injury yeah...) put some sense in these people!!