Firing squad executions back in Utah

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  1. kinneyjames

    kinneyjames Well-Known Member

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    Yee-haw!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/13/utah-firing-squad_n_6680390.html

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A hotly contested proposal that resurrects Utah's use of firing squads to carry out executions narrowly passed a key vote Friday in the state's Legislature after three missing lawmakers were summoned to break a tie vote.

    The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 39-34 Friday morning to approve the measure, sending it to an uncertain fate in the state's GOP-controlled Senate. Leaders in that chamber have thus far declined to say if they'll support it, and Utah's Republican Gov. Gary Herbert won't say if he'll sign it.

    Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, a Republican from Sandy, again declined to tell reporters on Friday if he'd support it.

    Rep. Paul Ray, a Republican from Clearfield who is sponsoring the measure, said after the vote Friday that he thinks it will be just as close in the Senate, and he hasn't started trying to press his case in that chamber.

    Lawmakers in House of Representatives initially voted 35-35 on the proposal Friday morning. But Ray asked for three missing lawmakers to be summoned to the floor, where they all voted in favor.

    During that time, Riverton Republican Rep. Dan McCay switched to vote in favor, allowing the measure to pass 39-34. When asked later by The Associated Press about the switch, McCay smiled and walked away without commenting.

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    During a firing squad, do they shoot your chest only?

    Would you feel even a little pain?
     
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    markluke Well-Known Member

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    Not if you use a big enough caliber...

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    Beffquus Scripta sunt in stellis

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    Supposedly only in the chest. And some guys used to have blanks.

    Good night, funny man.

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  5. kinneyjames

    kinneyjames Well-Known Member

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    "In the meadow we can build a snowman / One with Gary Gilmore packed inside / We'll ask him, 'Are you dead yet?' He'll say, 'No, man' / But we'll wait out the frostbite till he dies."
     
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    Slow Well-Known Member Banned User

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    I would easily choose firing squad over the chair or injection if I was on death row.
     
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    Good, now if only we could send CA's death row to Utah.

    I'd love to see this child raping/killing filth wet his pants before eating lead.

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    Me too. Short and sweet..adios..
     
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    scary
     
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    It's so ridiculous that we don't use the firing squad. Personally I'd want to get shot in the head with a .50 caliber Barrett... your head would explode like a watermelon with a stick of dynamite in it, and you wouldn't feel a thing - but because it's messy and shocking to see, we don't do that - even though it would be short and sweet for the victim.

    This lethal injection stuff is ridiculous... they make it into a whole big process and sometimes it takes these guys 30 to 60 minutes to die... and the needle falls out, or the poison is going into their muscle instead of the vein, etc, etc. And why - so the guy doesn't look so wrecked as a corpse? Ridiculous.

    The hypocrisy of the whole thing is mind numbing.
     
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    After all the botched executions in other states, good old Utah has unpacked the "Pink Avenger." This puppy packs the kind of "pow" that dispatches the bad guys to the next world without any of the mess and legal hassles associated with hanging, lethal injections, etc.


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    In Utah?
    No surprise. They'll be shooting reggies, not Mormons.
     
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    With all our science we can't figure out an expeditious way to end someone's life? Kevorkian had worked out. And the suicide kits using a plastic bag and helium seem like a good idea too.

    Why do we make this stuff so complicated.? The Electric Chair seems ridiculous. I think it was a way for Thomas Edison to sell electricity.

    The firing squad doesn't seem painless either, unless they shoot them in the head.

    Why not just make them drive in front of Bruce Jenner?
     
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    Get him with my 4mm. May take a while but he will eventually go down.
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    They need to abolish the death penalty.
    Life imprisonment with no possibility of a parole in a maximum security prison in a small cell 23 hours a day with nothing in it but a bunk toilet sink and bible.
    Death penalty is waaaaay too easy for some of these low lifes.
     
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    i would gladly pull the trigger
     
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    Im a Obama supporter, so i prefer stonings.
     
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    I heard that too. There used to be one blank, but none of the shooters knew which one had the blank. Supposedly made it easier for the shooter, mentally.