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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 09:17 PM
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59. It would be better not to have a death penalty, yes, but...
it exists in the state of Utah.

What's supposed to happen? People who don't want to shoot somebody are going to be forced to do it?


I personally would not want to be traumatized that way. Yeah, I could probably tell myself the rest of my days that MY gun wasn't the one that killed another human being, but I don't think that would work. I know I would suffer nightmares and damaging guilt. Probably forever.

It's bad enough that a person has to be executed, but why make 4 people suffer the rest of their days wondering if they had killed someone if they really didn't want to?

Yeah, the DP sucks. But if there must be a death penalty, I think it's better that the person/people who carry it out volunteer, and aren't being forced to do it.
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