I've done extensive target & hunting shooting. I've always made sure of my surroundings when doing either. Correct, I have not always been able to find every hole but I am 100% positive that the round fired did not go into an inhabited or even possibly inhabited place.
Well, you can only do your best to avoid shooting at somebody. You can overshoot an animal and the bullet can ricochet off a tree and head in any direction. Left, right, up or down. You have no control over what happens once the bullet leaves the end of the barrel.
Great point stony, blacks are under-represented at the gun ranges in America. I call for a new program that gives blacks guns and free passes to the local range of their choice. That way, when their drug deal goes bad, they can at least kill the other guy.
Think about a poor inner-city black with an illegal weapon. When and where does he ever get a chance to target practice? And some of the "Saturday night specials" guns are old, clapped out, junk guns that barely shoot. And the thugs may not have a good source for fresh, new ammunition. Their ammo may even be old crap that has been laying around for years or more!
......... Maybe in Obama's second term .......!