Why does a bullet fired horizontal and bullet dropped vertically downward, land at the same time? Shouldn't the object thrown downward fall sooner as it has a shorter distance to cover even though gravity pulls both of the down at the same rate? Does it have to do anything with the fact that the bullet which is fired has greater thrust? Would the same apply if the bullet was fired in both cases? i.e. both the bullets shot from a gun at the same velocity and speed, one vertically downward and the other horizontally. Also if a bullet shot from a gun travels in a parabolic path wouldn't that make it very hard to aim straight? Thanks!