The right's new plan: Bring back firing squads!

Utah Rep. Paul Ray takes his message to Sean Hannity who sees it as a can't-miss proposition

By Ian Blair
May 21, 2014 1:17AM (UTC)
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In response to the state-sanctioned torture that occurred in Oklahoma a few weeks ago, a Utah lawmaker plans to introduce a proposal to bring back firing squads as a more humane option for the death penalty. He explained his logic on Hannity on Monday:

“After what happened in Oklahoma, I mean, you’re not going to mess up a firing squad, right?” Hannity asked.

“The only mess-up we had was in 1897, and we’ve got it right every time since then," Ray responded.

He explained that the the state could fall back on a firing squad if a court rules that the lethal injection can no longer be used or if the state is unable to obtain the drug cocktail.

Of course, what goes without saying here is that, no matter the form, killing is killing. Watch the video below (h/t Raw Story).

Ian Blair

Ian Blair is a writer living in New York City. Follow him on Twitter: @i2theb.


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