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Death by firing squad?


POSTED: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 2:24pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 2:29pm

Could a shortage of the drugs used in lethal injection executions signal a return of firing squads?

Missouri State Representative Rick Brattin believes so, and has introduced legislation that would revive firing squads as the state's preferred method of executing condemned prisoners.

Current Missouri law also permits executions using lethal gas, although that method hasn't been used since 1965.

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