Wyoming Senator Bruce Burns Wants To Reinstate Executions By Firing Squad

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“Freedom Firing Squad?”

One of the most prominent politicians in the state of Wyoming wants to brings back the option of executing inmates by the means of firing squad. That is, only if the state runs out of doses of lethal injection, which are apparently harder than ever to obtain. The Republican State Senator Bruce Burns has formally introduced a bill proposing the use of this form of capital punishment if such an occurrence takes place.

To put this seemingly preposterous proposal into perspective, firing squad is the primary form of execution in all of George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil” countries (Iraq, Iran, North Korea) and is also the primary form of execution in two of Condoleezza Rice’s “Outposts of Tyranny”, Cuba and Belarus. Most notably, Belarus is the only remaining country in Europe which utilizes capital punishment of any kind, and has been called the “Last Dictatorship in Europe“. Are these the kind of countries that the state of Wyoming wants to emulate? You know, the places our government is always working around the clock to bring lots and lots of “freedom”??

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  • Jolly Roger

    I’ve heard an experienced state executioner claim that the firing squad is the most humane form of capital punishment he’s ever seen, so please don’t be quick to attack this idea without knowing the details, although it may seem barbaric on the surface.

    The fact of the matter is that “lethal injection” victims suffer and writhe in a lot of pain before they die, and they die slowly, while the firing squad victim dies almost instantly.

    I personally don’t approve of capital punishment at all (unless it’s employed exclusively against politicians), but as long as it’s the law of the land, consider that the firing squad may be an improvement over current techniques.

    • Hunter

      Hell, why not just knock out the condemned with laughing gas and leave a plastic shopping bag over their head for ten minutes which is sealed with a tight rubber band?

      While we on the subject of cheap, painless, and humane ways to die after all….

  • robertsgt40

    Could that be applied to banksters too?

    • Arne Saknussemm

      Make it mandatory for them.

      • robertsgt40

        How about we use pellet guns with pellets dipped in cow sht? Make it a little slower

  • Sooriamoorthy

    Bruce Burns could be the first, and hopefully the only one, to face the firing squad in case thimode of execution were to be reinstated.