With lethal injection drugs in short supply, US states consider returning to old-fashioned executions

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With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back relics of a more gruesome past: firing squads, electrocutions and gas chambers. Most states abandoned those execution methods more than a generation ago in a bid to make capital punishment more palatable to the public and to a judicial system worried about inflicting cruel and unusual punishments that violate the Constitution. But to some elected officials, the drug shortages and recent legal challenges are beginning to make lethal injection seem too vulnerable to complications. “This isn’t an attempt to time-warp back into the 1850s or the wild, wild West or anything like that,” said Missouri state representative Rick Brattin, who this month proposed making firing squads an option for executions.
“It’s just that I foresee a problem, and I’m trying to come up with a solution that will be the most humane yet most economical for our state.” Brattin, a Republican, said questions about the injection drugs are sure to end up in court, delaying executions and forcing states to examine alternatives. It’s not fair, he said, for relatives of murder victims to wait years, even decades, to see justice served while lawmakers and judges debate execution methods. Like Brattin, a Wyoming lawmaker this month offered a bill allowing the firing squad. Missouri’s attorney general and a state lawmaker have raised the notion of rebuilding the state’s gas chamber. And a Virginia lawmaker wants to make electrocution an option if lethal-injection drugs aren’t available. If adopted, those measures could return states to the more harrowing imagery of previous decades, when inmates were hanged, electrocuted or shot to death by marksmen. More
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4 Responses to With lethal injection drugs in short supply, US states consider returning to old-fashioned executions

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  3. Karen Fowler says:

    Firing squads are but a facade. Our government plans on re-instituting the guillotine, so that vital organs may be harvested for the “needy” as well as for “research”. The reality is that they will be used against those of us who follow Almighty God. From what I understand, they are already installed in the FEMA trains & FEMA Camps, where people like you and me will be “transported” and “imprisoned”. MayGod Bless America! I am ready to die in the name of Jesus, but I’m going to fight the evil ones until I take my last breath.

  4. Richard M Nixon (Deceased) says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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