Published on May 25, 2014
“A GOP state lawmaker in favor of bringing back firing squad executions stood by his plan on Monday night.
“In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Utah state Rep. Paul Ray (R) explained that firing squads have a long history of success.
“‘The only mess-up we had was in 1897, and we’ve got it right every time since then,’ Ray said.
“Last Saturday, the Associated Press detailed Ray’s proposal to revive the practice in his state, as he argues it is the ‘most humane’ option. The death penalty has been under scrutiny since April 29, when Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett died after problems emerged during a lethal injection procedure.”*