GUN Go utah, firing squad in effect!

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  1. SNDP

    SNDP New Member

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    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=10495116
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A convicted killer who has sat on Utah's death row for 25 years will be put to death by a firing squad.
    State court Judge Robin Reese signed the execution warrant for 49-year-old Ronnie Lee Gardner Friday morning in a Salt Lake City courtroom. That execution is set to take place on June 18.
    Judge Reese told the court that after hearing the arguments presented, he could find no legal reason not to sign the execution warrant. He also told Gardner all his avenues for appeal had been exhausted.
    Gardner 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. When asked about the manner of execution, Garner said, "I would like the firing squad please."
     
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    25 years :rolleyes: It's about fucking time.
     
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    firing squad ftw
     
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    ya, seems kind of baller: "Fuck that pussy 'lethal injection', Ill eat lead".
     
  5. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    For some reason I want to say UT doesn't have the firing squad as a penalty any more and the only reason this guy has the option is because they had it when he was convicted.
     
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    Yes that is exactly correct. Ten more death rowers have that option.
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Please film this Utah!
     
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    Admitted I shouldn't be on OT right now.

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    I'd choose the same.
     
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    dont they have to have a video record these days?
     
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    Finest OG #93

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    I wonder what rifles they'll use? 50 BMG?

    Or does it have to be a rifle/caliber available during the time he was convicted?
     
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    probably M14s...
     
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    Admitted I shouldn't be on OT right now.

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    seriously?
     
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    where are they instructed to aim?

    Anywhere they like?

    Heart? Shooter's choice, as long as it centre mass?

    Five head shots?
     
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    TBH I've never heard of a firing squad aiming for anything other than the heart.
     
  16. purebad

    purebad I don't need your approval, right?

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    this too intrigues me.
     
  17. sneva

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    AIM FOR THE NUTS
     

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