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Bullets falling from the sky make holes in roof

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by shooting time, Jun 28, 2006.

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  1. shooting time

    shooting time Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    My son works in a large warehouse about 1/4 mile long and it had rained a couple of days ago and the roof had hundreds of leaks and tiles falling down when they came to work in the morning .the company called a roofer and he came down from the roof with a couple of hand fulls of bullets. He said the holes are from the ones that penetrated the roof. So they start looking around and find some inside all over the floor. I told my son to wear a helmet to work and tell mgmt they want hazard pay for working there.
    It is in a real bad section of Atlanta and there is woods nearby and he says there is gunfire heard all the time there.
  2. carterbeauford

    carterbeauford member

    May 26, 2006
    41.16N, 80.09W
    It's a shame Darwin wasn't watching and didn't direct said bullets into the skull of the person who fired them.
  3. Dmack_901

    Dmack_901 Member

    Sep 14, 2004
    wow. kinda scary.

    But that reminds me of a myth-buster's episode that showed bullet(or at least rifle bullets) arn't nearly as lethal when returning to earth. They shot a .30-06 into the ground and it went about a two feet(can't recall), then into the sky and back, and it penetrated about 2-3 inches.

    Supposidly it was because the wind resistance caused by the bullet tumbling on the way down(and maybe going up).

    Probably much more lethal when not shot at 90* angle, but it could be used as a negligence defense if someone had died.
  4. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Home Of The First Capitol Of The Confederate State
    I Know The Feeling, All Too Well~!

    I just had my roof replaced a'bout 6 or 8 weeks ago, and the roofer
    checked for bullet holes as I live on the outer skirts of good 'ole
    Bombingham, AL; and we here gunfire all the time, day or night.
    As a matter of fact, one section of the city is nicknamed:

    Little Viet-Nam

    Luckily, I didn't have any bullet holes in the old roof.
  5. HankB

    HankB Member

    Mar 29, 2003
    Central Texas
    I'm sure most of the idiots shooting randomly into the air in urban areas don't make any effort to be sure they're shooting straight up - they're probably firing at an angle somewhere between 30 and 60 degrees from the horizontal, so the bullets will maintain a ballistic trajectory until they hit something.

    Or someone. :fire:
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