How Dangerous Is Shooting in
The Air - True and False

Guest Opinion by Josh Montgomery. August 2nd, 2019

Many people are discussing guns and whether they’re dangerous or not, but there’s one more issue that people seem to be concerned about: shooting into the air. Whereas it’s certain that shooting a gun straight at someone can potentially kill them if aimed properly, many are thinking about air shooting. There are many myths surrounding the matter, and people don’t know what the truth is.

In this article, we are going to debunk some of these myths and present to you the facts about air shooting. Let’s get started!

1.   Shooting in the air is not harmful because the bullet gets lost. – False

A very common thing people used to believe was that a bullet shot into the air will travel so far up that it will get lost, thus being unable to reach anyone. That couldn’t be further from the truth. .....

In some cultures, shooting into the air is common place but seemingly without much thought as to where bullets will land - the odds are that they might fall safely but there are no guarantees. A famous story involved a .22 that was fired at a high angle but after carrying nearly a mile, it impacted and killed a picnic individual. Shooting anywhere but in a safe direction is to be totally discouraged.


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