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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Philly Boss View Post
    My experience leads me to believe that most people don't make a distinction between these two things.
    that is why the government must.

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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

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    Last request ~ Yes
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    I think this is a good Idea:
    Very quick and accurate.
    Inexpensive.
    Guaranteed death.
    but who would be willing to pull the trigger.
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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Well you are certainly entitled to your opinion. I have always wondered how the hypocratic oath jibes with lethal injection.
    most lethal injection executions are not performed by medical professionals, because they morally oppose using lethal injection to kill.
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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Gary Gilmore was executed by firing squad as per his request. But because Mormons believe in "blood atonement" and firing squads shed blood, it became controversial on religious grounds and the method was stopped because it might look like the LDS were just practicing their religion.


    But yes, only two people in a firing squad have real bullets in their rifles and the rest are blanks. The second is in case one misses. But the idea is that no one in the firing squad knows which one shot the fatal blow and so no one can take credit for killing a man and the doubt helps to alleviate any moral conscience of they might have....even though they all volunteered to execute someone.
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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Well, it might be quicker than lethal injection, but, kind of cruel.
    Or we can avoid the whole mess and just not have a death penalty.
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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Well, it might be quicker than lethal injection, but, kind of cruel.
    I prefer hanging. But firing squad works.
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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Barbaric.
    Its all really rather relative, isnt it?

    "One woman was beaten by her ex-husband repeatedly. He was in prison for a short time but released years earlier than she'd planned. "He strangled me and stomped on my face and punched me in the face in front of our three kids who were completely helpless to the situation, a year and 9 months later he's getting out," Heather Duhachek said.

    Timothy Moody was facing 14 years behind bars for beating Duhachek. "When I knew I was in trouble was when I looked up and saw the bottom of his shoe above my face and I just thought to myself, oh my god, he's going to stomp on my face."

    Moody was sentenced to only 6 years, but was released early in July under the good time law. More than 4 years sooner than she expected. "It was just the gray bottom of a tennis shoe above my eye and I just shut my eye as tight as I could and I turned my head to the side and I could see my daughter, my five year old standing there and as she's standing there and her dad is stomping on my face she's just got tears rolling down her face."

    Duhachek says the attack affected her children severely. "Mommy was on the ground and daddy was on top of her, he was holding her really, very bad. I heard her crying, he wouldn't stop," her daughter said."
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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    that is why the government must.
    Well the government doesn't either. Even for crimes that don't warrant death or even a life sentence, we still throw people in jail for 10+ years where the focus is making their lives miserable rather than rehabilitating. We rig the game so that when you get out of prison, your most likely outcome is going back in.

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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    but who would be willing to pull the trigger.



    Hello.


    In most cases I doubt it would bother me much, if at all... though I would insist on the right to review the case myself and decline to participate if I felt the evidence was less than compelling or the crime itself less than heinous.

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    Re: Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    but who would be willing to pull the trigger.
    Depending on the circumstances, shouldn't be that hard to find. I may have trouble pulling the trigger if there is any doubt of the person's guilt, however if I knew it was someone like one of the last to make the news, like that guy who tortured and killed the 19 year old girl a few decades ago and cost a family their only child...................I could do it in a heartbeat. Does that make me a bad guy? Who knows? But what happens to some of the people by truly evil people is sickening.
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