Why did Tuck shoot himself in Tuck Everlasting?

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Tuck shot himself to prove to himself and his family, once and for all, that what they suspect to be the case, is, in fact true. It appears that, for some reason, the Tucks have become indestructable, and to prove it, he shoots himself to verify that nothing happens to him.

The Tucks have realized that something strange has happened to them. There have been a number of signs - Jesse had fallen from the top of a very tall tree, and "it didn't hurt (him) a bit." Then,...

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