[i]Given a reflection, is the angle of incidence necessarily equal to the angle of reflection in a collision of bullet and surface?[/i]
Given that bullets aren’t perfectly spherical and will deform when they hit a surface, I’d say it’s quite likely that angle of incidence won’t match angle of reflection. And get any spin on it and you’ll really have fun.
The whole point of rifling, for example, is to spin the bullet for aerodynamic stability. That makes it fly straight. I imagine, though, if that spinning bullet grazed something, it’d cause the bullet to veer to one side from its current path.
None of us at the NRA appreciated your strip attached above telling your readers that guns kill guns. Further, you conveyed the wrong information to your readers. People kill guns.
Here at the NRA, we never take ‘pot shots’ (ahem) at comic artists and we always wish them the best with their work. We feel that it is not good for us to tell the millions of happy gun users, both in newspapers and comics to boycott another your property. Immature actions like that are just bad for our entire industry.