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Ask a Silly Question

Charles Cooper, 49, was drinking beer on his property in Mims, Fla., with a woman as part of a fishing trip. At one point, the woman says, Cooper pulled out a pistol, removed the magazine, and then wondered aloud whether there was still a round in the chamber. “Cooper then raised the gun to his head and pulled the trigger,” the resulting Volusia County Sheriff’s Office report notes. The answer: yes, there was a round in the chamber. Cooper “was pronounced dead at the scene.” The Sheriff’s Office has ruled the shooting was an accident. (RC/Jacksonville Times-Union) ...The only real surprise: he made it through 49 years.
Original Publication Date: 05 July 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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