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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Firing squad death penalty


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I do believe the death penalty is over used in this nation. I also do believe it is necessary.

While should someone who is without any question a murder have a future when he denied a future to his victims?

Pie. With colors!
"Killing him ain't gonna make things right. Ain't gonna bring the dead person back. It's not a deterrent," someone will say.

No, no, no. Stick to the question. Change ye not the subject lest your scribe become annoyed and beat you to metaphorical death with your own refusal to stick to the subject.

And the replies pour in.

So comes this attorney who argues for the death penalty and wants to make it mean something. No naps here!


While I like the idea, there is a fallacy in the argument of the "blank" round unless some extraordinary measures are taken. A blank round is included in firing squads so the shooters
will always have some doubt in their mind as to who shot the blank and who delivered a copper-coated verdict.
Squirrel? I'm gonna kill the tree.

'Cept reality doesn't work that way.

It's called recoil. For you math geeks, here's your gibberish - I mean the recoil equation. Mr*Vr= Mb*Vb

Newton's laws of physics holds true with firearms. As the bullet exits the barrel, there is recoil, the gun moving back in counter balance of the gun moving forward. The gun doesn't move very far.

I'm not gonna 'splain the hows, the whys, wherefores and the rest.

I do say the above equation is not accurate. It does not take into consideration the weight of the gun and any recoil dampeners like a muzzle brake. This has a direct effect on recoil. I speak from personal experience shooting everything from a .22 short to 850 grain full metal jacket .50 BMG rounds.

Recoil matters. (This guy is an idiot) Recoil will be felt. An experienced shooter is going to know, absolutely, whether or not he fired a a projectile or was dropping a hammer on blanks, provided he's shooting an unmodified shoulder-fired rifle.

The idea that shoving a blank in one rifle is not going to be the psychological crutch people think it is. A real shooter will know if what he did.

This can be adjusted. Set up a bank of guns to be fired electronically. Mount the guns in something like the Lead Sled and use a .223 with 40 grain solids. Strap the barrel down and when the shooters flip the switch, they not only have no idea which rifle they fire, but have no idea if they shot a blank. For that matter, don't strap 'em down. Just make sure no gun fires until all the switches are flipped and then they all go off at once.

Regardless of your opinion on firing squads, if this comes about again, we should protect the executioners.

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