Why can a small mass such as a bullet kill a person when fired from a gun?

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Why can a small mass such as a bullet kill a person when fired from a gun?

Answer:
It is so because even if the mass of the bullet is small, it moves out of the gun with a very high velocity, due to which the momentum produced is high (p = mv). This high momentum of the bullet kills a person.