Utah could become only US state to restore firing squad

File picture shows Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah which could become the only US state to restore the firing squad as a method of execution after lawmakers approved a bill on the emotive issueUtah could become the only US state to restore the firing squad as a method of execution after lawmakers approved a bill on the emotive issue. The draft legislation, approved by the western US state’s senate, would allow for a firing squad if drugs used for executions were unavailable, as has recently been the case in a number of US states. The bill, approved by 18 votes to 10, according to the state legislature’s Twitter feed, still has to be signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert. He is reported as saying that the firing squad is a quick and humane alternative to lethal injection.

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