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

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Classic, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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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.


    Rest of the article is below
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...e-to-become-only-state-to-allow-firing-squad/
     
  2. DSAPT9

    DSAPT9 North Idaho Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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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

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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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

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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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

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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

    cmica puy Active Member

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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

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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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

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    2010 was the last one
     
  10. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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

    coyotecaller Active Member

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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

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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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

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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

    Sheldon
     
  15. coyotecaller

    coyotecaller Active Member

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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

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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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

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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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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    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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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

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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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

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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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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