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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 03:09 PM
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68. Than lethal injection? No way,
A firing squad is more humane.

Than lethal injection? No way, unless they're shooting to the head.

IIRC, even complete transection of the aorta and cessation of blood flow to the brain (most humane possible scenario) can leave you up to 15 seconds of consciousness to feel the trauma in your chest--and I'm sure that feeling your sternum shattered and your chest and torso ripped apart would involve a bit more pain than a venipuncture and drug administration. You may be incapacitated from loss of blood pressure, but you might not lose consciousness for an agonizingly long time.

And that's a best case. If they merely put a few holes in your heart, you might hang onto consciousness for 30 seconds. A minute. Five minutes. Longer than I'd want to feel that.

And if they miss the heart, and you get lung shot instead? You can hang on a long time with a collapsed lung and pneumothorax--long enough to get you to a hospital and save you, if you weren't being executed. Not humane at all.
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