The firing squad... We don't need no injections!

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  1. Classic

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    SALT LAKE CITY – Lawmakers have passed a bill that would make Utah the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs.

    The passage of the bill by the state Senate on Tuesday comes as states struggle to obtain lethal injection drugs amid a nationwide shortage.


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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...e-to-become-only-state-to-allow-firing-squad/
     
  2. DSAPT9

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    Maybe it is time we bring back a little old world justice to the dirt bags of society. Ammo is cheaper than drugs and readily available but then I am a cold hearted B****** (person) per my wife.
     
  3. RicInOR

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    Wasn't UT the last state to use a Firing squad? Back in the 70s - Short of searching for it. I think WA hung a guy in the 80s. It was the prisoners choice.



    How many people does UT have lined up to kill, anyway?
     
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  4. Classic

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    Not enough! Why should the taxpayer have to support these slime buckets for life? Do em' and be done with it!
     
  5. boogerhook

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    there are 9 on death row, if that is still accurate

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_death_row_inmates
     
  6. Just Jim

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    Rope can save money if they re-use it.
     
  7. cmica

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    if you read the article it say flat out ... Utah's last execution was by a firing squad in 2010,



    says a firing squad is not a foolproof execution method because the inmate could move or shooters could miss the heart, causing a slower, more painful death.

    BOO FLIPPING HOO then bring back the h1cdT6z.gif
     
  8. John H

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    So we can take most of the 1st from them, all of the 2nd, most of the 4th, take away voting rights, take away personal freedom after debt paid.

    But God forbid we take away their right against cruel and unusual punishment.
     
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  9. oknow

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    2010 was the last one
     
  10. 308

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    If you have to go, this would be the best way IMO.
     
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  11. coyotecaller

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    I guess if you want to save (tax payer money) then stand them up 3 in a row and do them with one rifle shot like the Germans used to.
     
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  12. coop44

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    that was pancho villa, to save ammo I would suggest a rope
     
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  13. albin25

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    I don't know about their plan...
    If they can create a national shortage of drugs for executions while only managing to perform a handful of executions a year...let's hope they don't pick a popular caliber...
    ...We don't want any more ammo shortages!

    Has anyone considered a handful of sleeping pills, then lock them in a garage with the prison bus running? If a shortage of sleeping pills results...go to plan "B" replace the pills with a large wooden mallet to the cranium (a la Bugs Bunny).
     
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  14. Sstrand

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    What is the big deal . . . Injections are drugs . . .
    Drugs are poison . . . Lead is poison . . .
    SAME THING!!!

    Sheldon
     
  15. coyotecaller

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    On a serious note, I'd say the firing squad is more then plenty humane, efficient and fast, even if a follow up shot should be required, yet a whole lot cheaper then providing 3 meals and a cot in the long term with mine and your tax money.
     
  16. No_Regerts

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    A state could offset costs a bit by allowing ammo manufacturers to pay to use data from executions for R&D of new bullets. That should settle some of the "Gold Dot vs Hydrashok vs XTP vs CorBon" debates.
     
  17. Brutus57

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    Isn't a hypodermic needle full of air a lethal injection? Air is
    still pretty cheap last time I took a breath, at least.

    Brutus Out
     
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    IMO, the court should establish "cruel and unusual" based on the circumstances of the crime. Why would it be excessively cruel or unusual to exercise the same level of disregard for the inmate that they gave their victim?
     
  19. oknow

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    Who gives a ship if they suffer. I bet their victims died painlessly and humainly.
    Why not do away with them the way they did their victim.

    Beat me to it no regerts.
     
  20. 308

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    The problem with lethal injection is the carcass is no longer good for making soilent green snack chips.
     
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