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MS House passes bill adding firing squad, electrocution, gas chamber to execution methods

By: Magnolia Tribune - February 9, 2017

Mississippi considers firing squad as method of execution

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – Mississippi lawmakers are advancing a proposal to add firing squad, electrocution and gas chamber as execution methods in case a court blocks the use of lethal injection drugs.

Republican Rep. Andy Gipson says House Bill 638 is a response to lawsuits by “liberal, left-wing radicals.”

The bill passed the House amid opposition Wednesday, and moves to the Senate.


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