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Originally posted by ch1466
No bullet can "knock someone flat on their ass" that violates the laws of physics. you should watch fewer movies.
No one pistol caliber bullet can, perhaps. Though I've heard tales of .45ACP doing a pretty good job of folding up everything from Banana Republic guerillas to Japanese on Bonzai charges.
Originally posted by Mbuhir
Every action has an equal or opposite reaction.
If a bullet was throwing people down/folding up people, then the soldier firing would have the same thing happen to him when he fires the bullet.
That's why firefighters hold onto each other when firing the big hose, so they don't get thrown back.