Skip to comments.States Consider Firing Squad as Alternative to Lethal Injection
Posted on 01/28/2014 12:56:48 PM PST by Second Amendment First
As death penalty states struggle to obtain drugs suitable for lethal injections, more old-fashioned methods of executing prisoners are getting another look.
Lawmakers in Missouri and Wyoming have introduced measures this month that would give their states an option to use firing squads instead of lethal drugs to carry out executions. Another bill proposed by a Virginia lawmaker would authorize death by electrocution if lethal injection isnt possible.
The measures have surfaced as a number of pharmaceutical firms have barred corrections departments from buying drugs that could be used in executions, forcing states to scramble for other suppliers and to experiment with alternative drugs.
The botched, 26-minute execution of an Ohio inmate earlier this month using a cocktail of chemicals never before used in a U.S. execution underscored the problem.
This isnt an attempt to time-warp back into the 1850s or the wild, wild West or anything like that, Missouri state Rep. Rick Brattin, who sponsored the fire squad legislation, told the Associated Press, which reported on the bills. Its just that I foresee a problem, and Im trying to come up with a solution that will be the most humane yet most economical for our state.
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Although I don't have a problem with hanging, electrocution or gassing.
The guillotine never failed, to my knowledge.
That’s how they took out Joe Hill! Another rat fink presented as a nice, soothing, little songwriter. (Well, unlike Joe, at least Seegar had talent.)
They could easily use laughing gas that dentists use now.
Just keep increasing the mixture until it is 100%.
They would just go to sleep.
What’s that old phrase, The more things change, the more they remain the same’.
Great idea. Go one further and offer the surviving family members the option of pulling the trigger(s).
Maybe use a bank of rifles connected to an XBox, then let Kinect figure out what to do.
Wiping the condemned man's arm with alcohol before inserting the needle,
and making sure that when he is put to death that it doesn't *hurt*.
You can re-use a rope and it's cheaper.
You mentioned Joe Hill. Joan Baez sang a beautiful old gospel like song (acapella) years ago. Too mad it may have been inspired by some communist.
Hanging is cheaper.
Finally, some sense.
And charge the perp’s family for the bullets.
Get a rope.... It’s worked for centuries. In fact, bring back the guillotine and give the evil bastards their choice.
The death penalty is only used for the very worst of our murderers, most just do time and aren’t given capitol punishment but the ones who are absolutely deserve it.
They chose to kill so give them that one last choice... Rope or blade.
Also, have a law that one appeal is all they get and a 5 year maximum waiting period that no judge can over ride for ANY reason.
The murder rate would plummet.
Hemp, it’s a renewable resource.
Death Row should be 5 cells, and when one moves in, one moves out.