Re: How Lethal Is A .22 ???
How leathal? It will kill. May not be a "stopper", but I don't want to be shot with one.
Many decades ago I was asked to teach a co-worker's wife and kids how to shoot. I took them down to the river bank and gave the kids a couple of cans of tomato paste and without providing them with any tools asked them to open the cans.
After a few minutes of them throwing the cans at rocks or hitting them with small rocks or sticks, I took the cans from them. Put the cans against the bank, showed them the small 22 long rifle cartridges as I loaded them into Ruger Single-Six.
After seeing what that little "bullet" would do to the cans that they failed to open. The kids had respect for the little 22, so did the wife/mother.