Boise, ID (Feb 22, 2023) – A bill proposed in the Idaho legislature would bring back execution by firing squad as an alternative to lethal injection. The bill, which was introduced by Republican Rep. John Green, would allow the state to use a firing squad if lethal injection drugs are not available. The bill has been met with criticism from both sides of the aisle, with some arguing that the firing squad is an inhumane form of execution.
Proponents of the bill argue that the firing squad is a more humane form of execution than lethal injection, which has been known to cause prolonged suffering in some cases. They also argue that the firing squad is a more reliable form of execution, as it is less likely to be botched than lethal injection.
Opponents of the bill argue that the firing squad is a cruel and unusual form of punishment that should not be used in the modern era. They also argue that the firing squad is a form of state-sanctioned violence that should not be used in a civilized society.
The bill is currently being debated in the Idaho legislature and is expected to be voted on in the coming weeks. If passed, it would make Idaho the first state in the nation to allow execution by firing squad. – Wasatch Defense Lawyers does not represent any parties mentioned above, nor is it our intent to represent any of the parties. If you would like to contribute to this story, or are in need of a legal consultation, contact us through our website or by calling (801) 980-9965 – Source: “Idaho Bill Would Bring Back Execution by Firing Squad,” U.S. News & World Report, February 22, 2023.
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