Back to the firing squad

07/24/2014 2:07 PM

07/24/2014 10:52 AM

Re "Arizona drug execution takes 2 hours" (Page A1, July 24): Two hours is too long for a convicted murderer to wait to die after lethal injection. I agree with his attorneys on this, but not because I feel sorry for the criminal, because I am sure he did not care how long it took his victims to die, or care how they suffered.

What concerns me is how society makes these killers out to be victims. If Joseph Wood killed my daughter I would feel victimized all over again by the bleeding hearts who care about his dispatch. Bring back the firing squad -- death in seconds, end of story. No doubt there are many who would volunteer to be the shooters, and there will be no more newspaper articles like this one.

-- Dave Putman, Citrus Heights

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