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Utah lawmakers on Tuesday approved a measure that would make firing squad the method of execution in the state if ...


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Old 03-11-2015, 02:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Utah lawmakers on Tuesday approved a measure that would make firing squad the method of execution in the state if authorities can't obtain increasingly scarce lethal injection drugs.

Before the 18-10 vote by the state Senate, Gov. Gary Herbert declined to say explicitly if he would sign the bill but noted that Utah is having trouble finding chemicals to kill death-row inmates.

"If those substances cannot be obtained, this proposal would make sure that those instructed to carry out the lawful order of the court and the carefully deliberated decision of the jury can do so," Herbert, a Republican, said in a statement.

There are a handful of inmates on Utah's death row who can already choose firing squad as their execution method because they were sentenced before 2004, when the state took that option away. The last prisoner to be executed by firing squad was Ronnie Lee Gardner in 2010.
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As a Utah resident, I'm good with bullets, in fact, take your time and fire at will
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Bring out the guillotine to the town square and watch the head bounce and roll! I say this is quick and humane. Prisoners should have very limited rights or none at all. They didn't respect the rights of their victims....off with their heads!
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If they need ammo, I will gladly send them some.
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Ammunition in a marksman hand is a good way to go. I think it may change some people's mind when it comes to committing crimes knowing a .556 in the heart may be the punishment...lmao
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I have actually been following this story since I heard about the reemergence of the Firing Squad. Personally, I would prefer to be shot instead of having those chemicals pumped into me. If you screw up the mix you will take a lot longer to die and it is a lot more inhumane that way. I actually saw someone try to bring up that in the late 1900's there was a firing squad execution that took the prisoner 30 minutes to die from. IF they screw up the lethal injection it could take up to 2 hours to die . . . hmmmm Just shoot me again and put me out of my misery?
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As barbaric as it is, guillotine is pretty humane. I really don't think you'd feel a thing.
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