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Mississippi considers firing squad as method of execution

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. Lethal injection is Mississippi’s ...

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