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.
Posted February 9, 2017 - 6:01 am