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"I would like the firing squad, please," Humane?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100423/ap_on_re_us/us_utah_firing_squad

I didn't know they still had firing squads in the US.. I'm all for the death penalty but I think even though some may deserve to be shot it is much more humane to do it with lethal injection. Should firing squads be legal?

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itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 2:35 PM on Apr. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Not very humane, this is what they have in Cuba, and have had it for over 50 years!
    older

    Answer by older at 2:41 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • It looks dramatic, but they use very sharp shooters who get it done with fast, surgical precision, and the inmate gets to choose method of death...under those circumstances, sure, keep it legal.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:42 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • These prisoner's are choosing this from the other option.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:46 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • It is probably cheaper to use the bullets. Im ok with that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:48 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • Either way your dead, the end result is the same.


    Can't see where it makes a difference.

    Natesmom507

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 2:50 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • The lethal injection makes you die by paralyzing your lungs, or causing a heart attack...uh, shoot me please.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:52 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • Amazing some are all for the right to abort babie's but do not want prisoner's to get to choose the method in which they are put out between lethal injection or a bullet.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:57 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • Dead is dead. I think the state should decide, not the prisoner. I know Utah used the firing squad to execute Gary Gilmore in 77.

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 3:30 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • I'm with Sisteract on who should get to choose.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:17 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

  • Why not use the firing squad? Dead id dead no matte rhow they go and with the firing squad its aimed at the heart so the person goes right away
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:27 PM on Apr. 23, 2010

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