Skip to comments.Missouri may bring back gas chamber due to dwindling lethal injection supplies
Posted on 07/05/2013 11:46:29 PM PDT by UAConservative
ST. LOUIS With drugs needed for lethal injection in short supply and courts wrangling over how to execute prisoners without them, Missouri's attorney general is floating one possible solution: Bring back the gas chamber.
In court filings and interviews this week, Attorney General Chris Koster noted that Missouri statutes allow two options for executions: lethal injection and death by gas. Koster's comments come amid his growing frustration over the Missouri Supreme Court's refusal to set execution dates until lethal injection issues are resolved.
"The Missouri death penalty statute has been, in my opinion, unnecessarily entangled in the courts for over a decade," Koster said Wednesday in an email exchange with The Associated Press.
Asked about concerns by some who say using lethal gas could violate condemned inmates' constitutional guarantee against cruel and unusual punishment, Koster responded: "The premeditated murder of an innocent Missourian is cruel and unusual punishment. The lawful implementation of the death penalty, following a fair and reasoned jury trial, is not."
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Sounds good to me.
The guillotine should be considered. Its creation was intended to be a merciful way to execute somebody.
Yep, rope is cheaper then chemicals in the long run.
Short supply??? Any CBS depressant - including alcohol - given in sufficient doses will do the job.
These are excuses.
CNS* (Central Nervous System.)
>> lethal injection in short supply
Jeez, I wonder what caliber.
Shoot em, hang em, electric chair, stick their faces up michelle obama’s big fat ass until they puke their guts out, etc...there are countless ways to do the deed. Quit making excuses.
If we want to compare costs, bullets are much cheaper than rope.
When I saw “CBS depressant” I though, “but Dan Rather retired.”
Environmentally friendly too! Libs should love that!
Of course rope can be used over and over again.
If the punishment was cruel and common, it would not be unconstitutional.
The answer used to be firing squad, but the price and availability of bullets put the axe to that idea.
South Dakota told the DEA to go to Hell when it wanted the states supply, then told them to go to Hell again when they wanted the name of the supplier.
Why couldn’t they just use a plastic laundry bag.
Quick and painless.
Buy them by the box or rinse them out and be enviromentally
correct, use them over again.
dhs is hogging all of them. friggin bastids.
unusual can be rem,oved simply by applying the death penalty more often. lord knows we’have enough murderers in jail that should not be alive yet for what they’ve done.
I can't tell you how hard I laughed reading this!
I'd rather be put on the rack than be subjected to that.
“If we want to compare costs, bullets are much cheaper than rope.”
Why not have seven men with shotguns do the job?
Use slugs, sabots, whatever.
You can finish the job for less than $10 bucks.
Yep - firing squad.
Seriously. What’s wrong with the old hemp fandango?
Guillotine - it’s fast
This is BS. Overdose them with heroin.
They die happy grinning all the way to the grave.
I have seen it a hundred times in heroin overdose cases. They take the overdose and are saved by hard working paramedics and awaken pissed off for spoiling their high.
Heroin is cheap and plentiful and definitely not a bad way to go, since so many do it to themselves accidently and go back to it over and over..
Half of them would inject it themselves if they had the opportunity.
If executions were carried out swiftly, we would not be having this discussion. Anyway, We could use expired drugs. How does one get to stay on Death Row for 20 to 30 years?. Too may thoughts...
As long as they don’t waste ammo it’s fine with me!
why do they need special injections, the same drugs that put you to sleep during an operation if to much is used will result the same execution, painlessly
If voters in the no-death penalty states would wake up to the fact that there should be a choice: electric chair or hanging there would be little crime.
Of course the courts would have to be revamped in order that the murderer, child molester or rapist could have a real speedy trial with one judicial review.
A nice large dose of Versed and succinylcholine, available at any hospital in large quantities, will do the trick.
I bet the veterinarian offices are fully stocked with lethal injections.
As long as none of the executed file a complaint I see no problem with it.
I’m thinking... the “alahu akbar” method with a rusty butcher knife.
How about executing the perp in the same manner as he murdered the victim.
After the death sentence is announced, take the condemned behind the courthouse & shoot them in the head.
Nitrogen gas in a sealed chamber. Quite deadly. Can be safely vented to atmosphere afterwards. It’s simply lights out, not even any gasping for breath.
Potassium chloride is cheap and readily available everywhere. 750 ml IV bag, add a more concentrated KCl and you’re good to go. Before it slams into your heart it burns like high speed napalm in your arteries. Kind of a medical coming attractions for the condemned.
Why don’t they just shoot them? one shot to the brain stem with a .22 long rifle and viola! the job is done, quickly and painlessly.
Good. The gas chamber is TERRIFYING, and LJ is far too easy.
What are the states with assisted suicide using?
Excellent point. We could put the forms at the exit to the chamber.
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