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Methods of Execution in the US

Can you name the accepted methods for carrying out the death penalty in the US?
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Last updated: December 16, 2022
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First submittedDecember 12, 2014
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Method
# of States Authorizing
Lethal Injection
35 + federal government
Electrocution
9
Gas Chamber
5
Hanging
2
Firing Squad
2
8 Comments
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Level 68
Dec 12, 2014
Perhaps accept electric chair for electrocution.
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Level 42
Dec 15, 2014
Sorry, done
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Level 86
Dec 13, 2014
Agreed. Electric chair should be accepted.
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Level 42
Dec 15, 2014
Okay
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Level 60
Dec 13, 2014
yee i typed electric chair and it didnt work. add that in
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Level 76
Dec 14, 2014
Unbelievable, and sickening, that any of these are allowed. The stats show that killing offenders didn't deter their original offending, and stopping repeat offences (the only other practical point to killing an offender) can be achieved equally well by life imprisonment. At least very few countries do this sort of thing - this quiz shows who.
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Level 82
Aug 2, 2018
Revenge killing a.k.a. "justice", deterrent, and the strawman that it's the only way to stop repeat offenses are all poor reasons to execute someone;

recognizing that a person has no value to society and that prolonging their life will only cause suffering to themselves and others, understanding that life is not sacred and that everyone dies sooner or later, accepting that lifelong imprisonment is actually a far worse punishment than humane execution once you take away the irrational fetishistic view of living that most people have, and realizing that keeping someone alive in prison costs a lot of money for no discernible gain ARE good reasons, though.

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Level 25
Apr 4, 2024
My jaw dropped when I typed in "hanging" just in case and it was accepted, it did again when I gave up and saw the last answer I was missing was gas chamber... so sickening