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Old 02-13-2015, 05:01 PM
 
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While PA declares a moratorium on the death penalty. Now ISIS can post pictures of US executions next to their own. .

Utah House Approves Bill Allowing Executions By Firing Squad
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Utah had previously used firing squads, that is how Gary Gilmore was executed in 1977.

The other option was hanging.
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Baja Virginia
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I don't support capital punishment, but if you're going to execute someone, firing squad or hanging by a competent hangman seems a lot more humane than these ****ed-up ****show chemical executions that have been happening lately.
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:01 PM
 
Location: zooland 1
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Effective and cheap...
Takes a toll on the firing squad,,,

You have a better way.. lets hear it?

And keeping convicted murderers alive isnt any deterrent.. just expensive... its effective because we know with a certainty the murderer will never be a repeat offender and we wont be reminded of their crime at each parole hearing

As far as what terrorists do ... there isnt any comparison
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:04 PM
 
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Effective and cheap...
Takes a toll on the firing squad,,,
Possibly. Firing squads are usually organized with one gun loaded with a blank or only powder so that each member can have the belief that he did not actually cause the death of the condemned.
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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I see nothing wrong with death by firing squad. Have the guns aimed at a predetermined point which corresponds to the condemned heart and there could be 20 buttons or more that people would press and one would trigger the firing.

A better idea is to make an AP where the public could chime in and someone pressing the YES to shoot button on the AP will trigger the guns to go off.

I think it is high time to get tough on murderers that have been convicted beyond a reasonable doubt or have plead guilty to their crimes. Some people just don't deserve life.
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:46 PM
 
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If I were sentenced to die, I'd want the firing squad. It's quick and relatively painless (I'm assuming).
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Wyoming is discussing the adoption of the firing squad option, too.
Theirs has a weird twist; the condemned is to be to be rendered unconscious by anesthesia before he's shot. That would open up a lot of potential problems that I can think of.

Gary Gilmore was administered a tranquilizer before he was executed, but he was fully conscious.

Both states have many Mormons, and there is an old Mormon tradition of executions that literally spill the blood of the condemned in the belief that by doing so, the offender is atoned in heaven.
Both, but especially Utah, primarily used the firing squad as an option. Those of their faith generally asked for it. Hanging was a method of execution that was seen as being unrighteous and degrading to the condemned throughout the West. Horse thieves were hanged because they were the lowest of the low, and didn't deserve a bullet.
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