posted on Aug, 8 2013 @ 07:03 AM
'They' say there are 14 billion bullets produced every year currently (DHS bought 450m in one batch recently so sounds about right fro the rest of the
entire world and its wars, practice home defense etc). For say 50 years.
Add to that the world wars production which may have been a lot but far less personal weapons owned and fired id say we can keep the 14 billion a year
figure right back to say 1900, add to that the bullets used in older guns during the US civil war etc
Id wager something like 1-2 trillion bullets*possibly more!* Lets take the max and say 2 trillion as i think that still sounds too few to me.
At an average length of 2inches: 9mm shorter than an inch, a machine gun/rifle bullet being about 2.5 inches, plus longer .50 cal bullets being 5.5
inches long (but less of them produced or consumed).
That is: 2trillion x 2 inches = 4trillion / 12 = 33.3m feet = 63,131 miles, or 1/6 the distance to the moon, just in a line of bullets
Guns being half way to the moon, and a 1/6, you get 2/3 of the way to the moon lining up all guns and bullets!
edit on 8-8-2013 by Biigs because: (no reason given)