Skip to comments.South Carolina House Approves Death By Firing Squad Option For Execution
Posted on 05/06/2021 7:45:59 AM PDT by TrumpianRepublican
The South Carolina House voted Wednesday to add a firing squad to the state’s execution methods amid a lack of lethal injection drugs — a measure meant to jump-start executions in a state that once had one of the busiest death chambers in the nation.
The bill, approved by a 66-43 vote, will require condemned inmates to choose either being shot or electrocuted if lethal injection drugs aren’t available.
The state is one of only nine to still use the electric chair and will become only the fourth to allow a firing squad.
South Carolina last executed a death row inmate 10 years ago Thursday.
The Senate already had approved the bill in March, by a vote of 32-11.
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Innocent question: What part of the body does the firing squad aim at?
Though a firing squad might be emotionally satisfying, all crap like this does is muddy the issues. Same with electrocution, and most other methods. All you need to perform an execution is an air-tight room with room for a gurney, so the criminal can be strapped down. Pump in pure nitrogen while evacuating the air from the room. Once you’re at about a 99% nitrogen atmosphere, the condemned is going to die within just a few minutes.
Set a timer, and when it dings at the 15 minute mark, you pump normal air into the room and dump the nitrogen outside. This is easy, simple, cheap, and there are no poisons, or other crap that can get in the way. The condemned will be dead and probably won’t have any idea when it happened.
If the state is going to execute people, just freaking do it without all the circus crap that currently clouds the issues.
LOL. Nuke em!
I think that’s getting needlessly complex. :-)
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