Bullets fired into the air - a health hazard?
November 10, 2006 1:53 AM Subscribe
Don't bullets fired into the air hurt or kill people when coming down?
posted by Glow Bucket to science & nature (39 answers total)
I haven often wondered what happens to those bullets that get fired into the air say, as a warning or in celebration of something by gun-toting folk. They must come down somewhere and even if they are not as fast coming down as being fired they must surely hurt if not kill, no?
Are there any accounts of people getting hurt or killed as a result of shots fired in the air, or am I getting this wrong and they simply bounce off of heads?