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Where Do Bullets Go When Fired Into The Air?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Bullets shot into the air travel up to 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) before falling. 00:31

  2. A bullet falling out of the air can be lethal if it hits someone. 00:52

  3. Most major cities have outlawed shooting guns into the air as a celebratory gesture. 01:26

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