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TexasRN
04-23-2010, 09:30 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36742560/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

Gardner, 49, was sentenced to death for killing an attorney 25 years ago during a failed escape attempt and shootout.
Of the 35 states with the death penalty on the books, Utah is the only one to use the firing squad as a method of execution since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976.

Ronnie Lee Gardner, 49, was given the choice of being killed by lethal injection or shot by a five-man team of executioners firing from a set of matched rifles, a rarely used relic that harkens back to Utah's territorial history.
"I would like the firing squad, please," Gardner told State court Judge Robin Reese Friday morning, after Reese told him his avenues for appeal appear to be exhausted.


:laugh: Even Texas doesn't use the firing squad anymore! Awesome.


~Amy

Play The Man
04-23-2010, 09:35 PM
That is how Gary Gilmore from Mailer's Executioner's Song was executed as well.

County Mike
04-23-2010, 10:04 PM
That's what I would choose too. Much more exciting than lethal injection.

Actually, I'd prefer to be thrown out of a plane with no chute. Maybe I could get them to throw in a "if I live, I go free" clause.

TexasRN
04-23-2010, 10:05 PM
That's what I would choose too. Much more exciting than lethal injection.

Actually, I'd prefer to be thrown out of a plane with no chute. Maybe I could get them to throw in a "if I live, I go free" clause.


:laugh: I can see you flapping your arms really fast trying to survive.


~Amy

Llamafighter
04-24-2010, 03:47 AM
:laugh: I can see you flapping your arms really fast trying to survive.


~Amy

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

cubsfan47
04-24-2010, 02:32 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36742560/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

Gardner, 49, was sentenced to death for killing an attorney 25 years ago during a failed escape attempt and shootout.
Of the 35 states with the death penalty on the books, Utah is the only one to use the firing squad as a method of execution since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976.

Ronnie Lee Gardner, 49, was given the choice of being killed by lethal injection or shot by a five-man team of executioners firing from a set of matched rifles, a rarely used relic that harkens back to Utah's territorial history.
"I would like the firing squad, please," Gardner told State court Judge Robin Reese Friday morning, after Reese told him his avenues for appeal appear to be exhausted.


:laugh: Even Texas doesn't use the firing squad anymore! Awesome.


~Amy

The Soviets used to do this routinely.

Tyburn
04-24-2010, 06:27 PM
That's what I would choose too. Much more exciting than lethal injection.

Actually, I'd prefer to be thrown out of a plane with no chute. Maybe I could get them to throw in a "if I live, I go free" clause.

There used to be a Clause like that in British Death Penalty, that said if someone could survive three times they could go free. It only happened once to the best of my knowledge and I cant remember what his name was, but everytime they went to hang him..the rope would snap :laugh: The third time it happened, they let him off :rolleyes:

I for one dont even think the leathal Injection should be offered...how appropriate is it to anestatise someone in a similar way that you would to a beloved pet :huh:

No...I'm all for proper methods of Execution. I think the Gallows, The Chamber, or The Chair should be in order...Fireing Squad...well a tad archaic, but why not :happydancing:

atomdanger
04-26-2010, 03:06 AM
I would want firing squad or hanging.

Lets not try and make it something pretty.

Tyburn
04-26-2010, 10:28 AM
The Soviets used to do this routinely.

:laugh: China still does...I think they still do beheading...and I very much doubt thats with the aid of a proper Guilotine niether :blink:

For me...grisly as the Guilotine must be...its way to quick

J.B.
04-26-2010, 11:00 AM
If I'm not mistaken, it's not an "actual" firing squad that will shoot him, but rather a gun that is controlled by a computer to shoot him right in the heart...

Not quite the same...but I could never imagine BEING on death row, let alone requesting the manner in which I will die. :laugh:

atomdanger
04-26-2010, 03:33 PM
If I'm not mistaken, it's not an "actual" firing squad that will shoot him, but rather a gun that is controlled by a computer to shoot him right in the heart...

Not quite the same...but I could never imagine BEING on death row, let alone requesting the manner in which I will die. :laugh:

Last I heard it was a legit firing squad.

Tyburn
04-26-2010, 05:51 PM
If I'm not mistaken, it's not an "actual" firing squad that will shoot him, but rather a gun that is controlled by a computer to shoot him right in the heart...

Not quite the same...but I could never imagine BEING on death row, let alone requesting the manner in which I will die. :laugh:

Nope...as I read...although I cant find the linkey-doo now...it was going to be a line of law enforcement officers.

but I do know that in some places not all the guns are loaded...or some are loaded with blanks or something...so as none of the officers know who will kill, and no single person can be blamed. :laugh:

Dethbob
04-26-2010, 06:58 PM
If I remember correctly growing up in the area, they use the old 30-30 lever rifle with a 170 grain bullet, five officers with one blank round.

Tyburn
04-26-2010, 07:27 PM
If I remember correctly growing up in the area, they use the old 30-30 lever rifle with a 170 grain bullet, five officers with one blank round.

YES :) its something like that... :laugh: