Capital punishment is here to stay in California, whether you like it or not. And due to this, we should consider the firing squad as a legitimate form of execution.
Lethal injection may seem more humane and dignified, but it’s not. Those executed by lethal injection may not experience a painless death, as it can be easily botched. It is often being administered by those who have little medical training since professional associations of doctors and nurses have barred their members from participating in executions. Also, the drugs aren’t consistently effective, resulting in a slow, painful death or no death at all.
The firing squad should go off without a hitch, as it is the only form of execution where the experts are trained to kill. When it comes to executions, we should use the firing squad.
Alex Stacy-Alcantara, Fresno