Death Penalty

Mo. Bill Would Allow Firing Squads for Executions

A response to issues with getting the drugs for lethal injections

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Missouri could carry out executions with firing squads under legislation proposed in the House.

The state currently puts inmates to death with injections of lethal drugs, although existing law also permits use of lethal gas — the method by which 39 people were executed from 1938 to 1965.

(Hat tip to Mark Sletten)