Utah firing squad executes convicted ...

Utah firing squad executes convicted killer

There are 23 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Jun 17, 2010, titled Utah firing squad executes convicted killer. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

Death row inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner died in a barrage of bullets early Friday as Utah carried out its first firing squad execution in 14 years.

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#1 Jun 18, 2010
I am sure thay hate him less now. Play you pay.

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#2 Jun 18, 2010
Compared to other methods, I think firing squad is fairly painless and quick. It is also more manly, so the executee can demonstrate some pride in his willingness "take a shot." Good for Utah.
Janadele

Australia

#3 Jun 18, 2010
Re statement in the above report from Jennifer Dobner. The LDS Church has never "believed in the concept of blood atonement"... The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints issued an official declaration in 1889 which reads, in part: "We denounce as entirely untrue the allegation... it is abhorrent to us and is in direct opposition to the fundamental principles of our creed."
Janadele

Australia

#4 Jun 18, 2010
Further clarification to my above post:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regards the question of whether and in what circumstances the state should impose capital punishment as a matter to be decided solely by the prescribed processes of civil law. We neither promote nor oppose capital punishment.

newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/public -...
Janadele

Australia

#5 Jun 18, 2010
His parting words to his daughter were, "Don't mourn my death celebrate my freedom."
YGBSM

Chualar, CA

#6 Jun 18, 2010
Good. Just sorry it didn't happen sooner.
on target

Orland, CA

#7 Jun 18, 2010
Well.... it was cheap and quick. I just don't get the part about the target. Good parting words. Seems like this should be a standard in all states.
Death penalty good thing

Salinas, CA

#8 Jun 18, 2010
We need to enact the death penalty for all convicted gang bangers, regardless of age. This should be a deterrent to those who are thinking of joining. It will also cut down on the money we taxpayers are forced to pay for their warm beds, 3 squares, exercise area and TV room. And they don't get to hang out with their homeys and get more training for when they are released. Most importantly, the leaders can't continue to run a gang while in prison if they are dead. It's a win-win.
Interesting Quote

Newman, CA

#9 Jun 18, 2010
"I love him to death".--- Randy Gardner
Said about brother Ronnie Gardner, convicted killer
Why

Newman, CA

#10 Jun 18, 2010
on target wrote:
Well.... it was cheap and quick. I just don't get the part about the target. Good parting words. Seems like this should be a standard in all states.
This is probably done to reduce the chances of lawsuits by the family on the grounds of cruel and unusual punishment. Targeting implies precision in the carrying out of the execution.
Tom

Los Gatos, CA

#11 Jun 18, 2010
We should practice this daily across the country, crime rates will drop, budgets will be back in the black, no more building of prisons. I like it, wish more states would have the cajones to do this.
Hugh Jass

Ephrata, PA

#12 Jun 18, 2010
Janadele wrote:
His parting words to his daughter were, "Don't mourn my death celebrate my freedom."
haha...yeah, and also: "sorry you have to live your life with the stigma that your father was a murdering criminal that was executed. yeah, sorry about that" heheh
Hugh Jass

Ephrata, PA

#13 Jun 18, 2010
Tom wrote:
We should practice this daily across the country, crime rates will drop, budgets will be back in the black, no more building of prisons. I like it, wish more states would have the cajones to do this.
I agree, but I hate the fact they gave him a 'choice'. They should have asked him, and then done the opposite!
Good Riddance

York, PA

#14 Jun 18, 2010
Interesting Quote wrote:
"I love him to death".--- Randy Gardner
Said about brother Ronnie Gardner, convicted killer
Can't beat brotherly love! Possibly Randy could receive the same sentence for being so lovingly stupid. Cleanin' the gene pool. Just a thought.
Greenhornet

Chico, CA

#15 Jun 18, 2010
This is what our justice system needs to do more of. I applaud the state of Utah.
Saturn

Santa Clarita, CA

#16 Jun 18, 2010
This is too barbaric and reflects on the thinking of the Mormans who run Utah.
Wayne LaPiere

Hollister, CA

#17 Jun 18, 2010
They should auction firing squad shooter positions on E-Bay and give the money to the victim's families. Imagine how many people would apply to execute a vicious killer and how much they would pay! Could be six figures per shooter. With 800 on death row in California, we might be able to balance the state budget.
gary

Redding, CA

#18 Jun 18, 2010
Well.... there are now a string of attorneys that have to go out and drum up new business. It's well worth the hunt though; once they find a defendant, they are assured of taxpayer income for the next 20-30 years.
Please

San Francisco, CA

#19 Jun 18, 2010
Saturn wrote:
This is too barbaric and reflects on the thinking of the Mormans who run Utah.
As barbaric as murdering 2 people? Please! He got what he deserved and asked for. This isn't about religion, it's about justice.
Tom

Hilmar, CA

#20 Jun 18, 2010
Saturn wrote:
This is too barbaric and reflects on the thinking of the Mormans who run Utah.
You must be from the planet Saturn, too barbaric? I believe the suspect was barbaric taking the lives of two people. I am not Mormon.

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