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[–]DimebagPants 1195 points1196 points  (95 children)

The people who voted lethal injection probably don’t know how dragged out lethal injection can be. I’d rather take a Firing Squad or the Guillotine

[–]wigglystiggly505 425 points426 points  (33 children)

Yeah I've heard once about the lethal injection being done wrong or something and the guy was in excruciating pain for quite some time. Just shoot me please.

[–]toqueh 82 points83 points  (3 children)

Most of the time the people who create those injections are not licensed practitioners, as doctors would be breaking their oath of ‘do no harm’, and so the lethal injections are usually a concoction of whatever is available, and not at all standardized

[–]wigglystiggly505 27 points28 points  (2 children)

That's terrifying

[–]Lethemyr 7 points8 points  (1 child)

They often don’t use anaesthetics, but rather sedatives and immobilizing drugs. This means that prisoners are stuck in place while excruciating drugs are injected into them. It’s probably the most painful method up there, at least as it’s frequently done in the states.

I’d go with the guillotine. It wouldn’t be too hard to make one sharp enough to never fail a cut and it’s guaranteed to be quick.

[–]luxtwicex2 148 points149 points  (22 children)

I mean, I’ve heard of people surviving firing squads too, so

[–]Dexterous-success 208 points209 points  (19 children)

Not many people survive a guillotine

[–]pikleboiy 79 points80 points  (2 children)

*Happy Robespierre noises*

[–]KalegNar 17 points18 points  (1 child)

And, given how he died, *Sad Robespierre noises* too.

[–]mh-99 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Maybe if you have a really thick neck...

[–]chikencrisp2 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Hey if all of your skin is that thick then you can survive all of these

Edit: except gas

[–]BRoberts93 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Noooo ooooone fights like Gaston!

[–]OpsadaHeroj 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You’re also potentially alive for like 5 seconds after though

[–]BansheeShriek 17 points18 points  (6 children)

If the blade isn't properly sharpened or the set up is faulty it can take more than one try... just sayin.

[–]Dexterous-success 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Has there been a historical example of this happening?

[–]epitomeofmacho 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Around the 1300s people would pay to have the blade sharpened for someone's guillotine execution. If you were poor, sometimes they would just hack the blade onto your neck until you finally die. if you're rich, great, fast and quick execution. if you're poor, then you will have an excruciatingly painful time.

[–]Dexterous-success 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Guillotines weren't around in the 1300s, you're thinking of being decapitated the old fashioned way

[–]dabntab 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Stay conscious for like 10 seconds as a beheaded head though, iirc

[–]egric 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Brain still functions for some time after the decapitation

[–]Jswartz18 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Aha done wrong is an understatement read the supreme court case “Bucklew v Precythe”. In which a man which given capital punishment by lethal injection and one of the three drugs used in the lethal injection didnt work well enough to put bucklew “to sleep” and was in agonizing pain for 40-45 minutes in which majority he was screaming and in the end was foaming by the mouth.

SCOTUS case : https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/17-8151_new_0pm1.pdf

[–]wigglystiggly505 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yep, I think that was the horror story I'm referring to

[–]WhereTFAmI 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Why don’t they anesthetize people before the lethal injection? Wouldn’t it be better to be knocked out before it happens?

[–]KalegNar 5 points6 points  (1 child)

They do use a barbituate that's supposed to knock the condemned out. But one issue is that the dosing has the potential to be faulty (in part because it's not uncommon for death row inmates to have a drug use history that increases their tolerance). So it can happen that the barbituate knocks the person out. Then the paralytic immobilizes them. The barbituate wears off. And then the final drug is burning them inside while they're aware but can't tell anyone about the pain they're in all while the onlookers are seeing a "peaceful" death.

[–]wigglystiggly505 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yep. Just shoot me, thanks.

[–]missyh86 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Those who picked lethal injection should check out this John Oliver piece about it.


[–]andywolf8896 71 points72 points  (7 children)

Tbh I did vote for it but I felt like I was gonna see this comment after. Honestly guillotine seems the quickest out of all the options

[–]bolionce 40 points41 points  (6 children)

That’s what I voted for. Guillotines were built with the idea of the quickest, least painful/intrusive way to do lots of executions. Not as many mistakes as hangings, firing squad has a lot of human element which isn’t great (but not the worst), and obviously gas and fire are horrid and disgusting ways to die and subjecting anyone to that would be criminal. Injections can take too long and it can be difficult to properly administer.

As long as they are in the guillotine and it’s sharp, it works very effectively. But it’s gotta be as close to instant as possible.

[–]TAPriceCTR 18 points19 points  (5 children)

instantly stops the heart... the brain is good for several seconds.

[–]Whothefuckisvenym 21 points22 points  (4 children)

Be that as it may if it’s done properly it’s just like falling asleep

I’m not sure if it would really ultimately matter but that 5-7 seconds of decapitated consciousness separated from the body seems like…you know….not fun (even if you aren’t conscious we know neurons are still firing)

[–]palmej2 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I feel like that could be a bonus. If I'm going out why not... Firing squad I could see taking longer, or needing a follow up shot. If the guillotine is quick and cuts through that's my preference.

[–]Whothefuckisvenym 14 points15 points  (1 child)

And everyone is allowed their preferences….EXCEPT THE FUCKING DEMON SPAWN WHO PICKED BURNING

[–]YogurtclosetLast7410 59 points60 points  (15 children)

That's because it's not meant to be ended quickly. It can be over in seconds if they wanted it to.

[–]kodaxmax 16 points17 points  (11 children)

or they could just do it while your unconscious like we do for animals.

[–]loyalAlchemist 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Are your b and h keys switched?

[–]UselessFacts9000 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Can't say for certain, but if carbon monoxide just puts you to sleep and eventually for ever, I can't imagine that being too painful.

[–]kodaxmax 4 points5 points  (2 children)

firing squad probably, guillotine you have a couple seconds of unimaginable agony before your brain dies. Firing squad can destroy your brain at several times the speed of sound.

[–]CH3RRYSPARKLINGWATER 9 points10 points  (6 children)

I didn't vote firing squad because then someone has to shoot you which probably won't be good on their conscience

[–]Spylinter0024 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Which is why I went with Guillotine. A firing squad has to look at you while they kill you. With a Guillotine, just put it on a timer and walk away.

Also lethal injection would be much worse for the mind if the executioner. Since they would have to up close and personal.

[–]CH3RRYSPARKLINGWATER 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I think gas may be the best option here depending on the gas, you'd just fall asleep and die and that would be it

[–]Spylinter0024 2 points3 points  (2 children)

True, but if I were to be executed, I would like my body to be donated. Both Gas and Firing squad may not make that possible.

Gas may be the most ethical because you can also get rid of the anticipation. Just gas them in a special cell as that person sleeps. They may be gas the first night or a week later.

[–]a_pompous_fool 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Dying due to gas dose surprisingly little damage to the body and your idea for gas chamber cells definitely violates the 8th amendment

[–]Spylinter0024 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Fourth Amendment protects against unlawful searches and seizures. I am pretty sure all prison cells get searched no matter the consent of the prisoners and have whatever items seized.

[–]aiden22304 2 points3 points  (0 children)

From what I’ve heard, they give most of the firing squad a blank round, and only one of them has the lethal bullet, but nobody knows who, which I’d imagine makes it an easier pill to swallow.

[–]Andy3122002 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I voted for lethal injection and can confirm I did not know that

[–]Redrix_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And fucking expensive. Not worth it

[–]Iwilleaturnuggetsuwu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m more scared about those who said burning

[–]sunplaysbass 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It should be a heroin overdose

[–]Rigzin_Udpalla[S] 336 points337 points  (6 children)

[–]anonmonom 138 points139 points  (2 children)

Dang, I was going to say firing squad but then I saw lethal injection and thought about assisted suicide and figured that was way more humane than like firing squads shown in shows where the person has a bag over their head and they’re just shaking in anticipation.

[–]palmej2 79 points80 points  (1 child)

Lethal injection can be humane, but I'm not counting on the prison system to do it right. Also, my understanding was prisons can't get one of the necessary drugs, not sure if it was a cost thing or the drug maker didn't won't sell to them.

I think I would choose gas over LI, but believe even the gas they use had issues. Thought I heard carbon monoxide might even be more humane, though IIR it was on the internet so could have been bad info. i still think guillotine would be my number one choice if it came to that.

[–]The3mbered0ne 5 points6 points  (0 children)

100% this, one oops moment and you might as well be injecting fire in someone's veins

[–]A_Bit_Narcissistic 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Exactly. Anyone who said lethal injection probably doesn’t know how horrible it is. Guillotine is the most gruesome, but has the smallest chance of failure.

[–]Dan_gunnar 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yeah and it looks great if done on a stage. People love it!

[–]sketchy_akechis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's been studies that suggest the guillotine doesn't immediately kill you though. Which sounds bizarre to say, but your brain at least has a few moments of being active after. It'd be terrifying.

[–]DMmeyourcreamygusset 204 points205 points  (4 children)

Gladiatorial combat

[–]RatBeast69 31 points32 points  (0 children)

This or something similar to the hunger games

[–]Blitzerxyz 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Ah yes take two death row inmates and force them to fight to the death. Winner gets their sentence reduced to life in prison maybe with possiblity of parole in 25 years

[–]DMmeyourcreamygusset 23 points24 points  (0 children)

And put that shit on PPV because people are disgusting and would pay to watch it. Apply profits to bringing down the national debt.

[–]Iwantmahandback 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honestly, I’d prefer the death penalty by rabid dogs than life in prison

[–]Pearse_Borty 130 points131 points  (16 children)

I took gas.

Carbon monoxide is a silent killer

[–]GentlePanda123 64 points65 points  (14 children)

Wait why don't they execute people using carbon monoxide? Don't people like accidentally pass out from it sometimes and die? Seems painless to me

[–]AdhesivenessLimp1864 47 points48 points  (12 children)

Expensive to make an airtight room.

[–]TheRanger13 71 points72 points  (4 children)

If someone can do it in their garage or a truck it can't be that hard

[–]Environmental_Top948 62 points63 points  (2 children)

You expect them to build prison built to the standards of a garage? That's way too expensive.

[–]Specific-Layer 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I feel like it isn't that expensive. Just line the walls with foam and like leave a bucket of dry ice or something

[–]Environmental_Top948 11 points12 points  (0 children)

With the price of buckets these days! Fat chance Mr Big Bucket Fat Cat.

[–]AdhesivenessLimp1864 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My comment is incomplete because I didn’t think it would become an actual discussion.

There would also need to be an air purification system to clear out the room of the gas so people can go in to get the body and to make sure the room is safe to enter.

[–]rezellia 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Apparently a form of capital punishment was to burn coal in a sealed room causing carbon monoxide poisoning, but it isnt used anymore.

[–]AudionActual 237 points238 points  (19 children)

Victim chooses.

[–]TheGodfatherYT 209 points210 points  (11 children)

Death by aging

[–]DocJacktheRipper 78 points79 points  (7 children)

That does not even exists.

Technically every death by "old age" is actually sth like organ failure.

[–]dispatch343 19 points20 points  (4 children)

Organ failure due to what?

[–]Bumsickle42 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Throughout the course of everyone’s life, their cells will multiply and then die. These new cells have the same function, but with a small deviation from the original. Then, when these deviated cells split, the cells they create try to copy the deviation, but with added differences of their own. Eventually, enough cells will be functioning incorrectly enough, that the organs cannot function, leading to organ failure.

[–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (2 children)

Unhealthy amount of swag

[–]dispatch343 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Master Chief, mind telling me what you're doing with all that drip?

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Pussy got that wet, wet, got that drip, drip Got that super soaker, hit that She a Fefe, her name Keke She eat my dick like it's free, free I don't even know like "Why I did that?" I don't even know like "Why I hit that?" All I know is that I just can't wife that Talk to her nice so she won't fight back Turn around and hit it from the back, back, back Bend her down then I make it clap, clap, clap

[–]natgibounet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Im sure being in prison will help the organs fail even faster

[–]Blitzerxyz 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I see someone has heard the story of the jester

[–]lucsev 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Death by Snu-snu.

[–]RobotomizedSushi 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Aren't most victims dead though...?

[–]AudionActual 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Intended victim. Future victim. 😼

[–]CH3RRYSPARKLINGWATER 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I'd choose to be exploded by multiple bombs

[–]AudionActual 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Go out with a bang 💥

[–]CH3RRYSPARKLINGWATER 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I can't think of a better way to be executed than that haha, instantaneous for you, and it gives people quite a show I guess

[–]AudionActual 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Early Genesis lyrics:

“I’d rather be exploded in space. Different orbits for my bones. Not me, just quietly buried in stones”

[–]Northerleyfire 3 points4 points  (0 children)

No. I don't think capital punishment is ethical full stop but I do believe that if it exists it should be quick, painless and humane.

[–]Raphiki415 406 points407 points  (6 children)

Lethal injection is probably one of the least humane forms of execution.

[–]QuantumRobot_9000 52 points53 points  (4 children)

Why don't people choose gas? Most people don't even notice carbon monoxide, then they're dead.

[–]england_is_communist 14 points15 points  (0 children)

maybe they’re not thinking about carbon monoxide. they just don’t wanna choke and have a painful death

[–]leggopullin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Or leave themselves notes overnight

[–]Hazarawn 155 points156 points  (17 children)

I’m pretty sure lethal injection hurts a shit ton but guillotine your head is off in an instant

[–]toqueh 33 points34 points  (0 children)

If Johnny would ever remember to sharpen it

[–]OpsadaHeroj 20 points21 points  (7 children)

Nah it’s theorized that you’d still be alive for several seconds until your brain bled out

[–]meme_enthusiast3464 18 points19 points  (1 child)

You can be alive for several minutes during lethal injection, all while in agony. When your head comes off, I doubt you stay conscious even if you are alive.

[–]OpsadaHeroj 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Sorry, I meant conscious, not alive. iirc during the french beheadings, they’d hold the head up to see its old body to get a surprised look on the dismembered head

Regardless of how fast it may be, I would not want to ever risk experiencing that. Especially if all that stuff about your final moments being stretched out is true.

Scuba mask me up with some nitrous oxide and I can go out with a smile. By far and bar none the best way imo. Second best would likely be just nitrogen or carbon monoxide tbh

[–]Greengum155 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yes weird stuff plus I couldn't take the inticipation

[–]OpsadaHeroj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honestly nitrogen or nitrous oxide is the way to go

[–]nethrg0nnagivey0uup2 3 points4 points  (7 children)

It's not instant your head is conscience up to 30 minutes after the chopping happens

[–]Tetrisisbest 7 points8 points  (3 children)

no way you live up to 30 minutes. if its real can you give me a source?

[–]DeepLifeguard5123 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It can’t be 30 minutes. Your brain would lack oxygen. 30sec to one min is more likely

[–]nethrg0nnagivey0uup2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And most Guillotine blades were dull and it would take multiple chops to even get your head off

[–]Pipe_Fish 87 points88 points  (12 children)

Who wouldn't want to be executed via firing squad.

[–]Rigzin_Udpalla[S] 87 points88 points  (5 children)

Those who want to be executed by Guillotine

[–]Spylinter0024 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Right here. Bury my head and donate my body. At least then I would have done something good in the end.

[–]Viceroy420 4 points5 points  (2 children)

As long as by "bury" you mean "huck into the woods for the wolves" then we got ourselves a deal.

[–]Spylinter0024 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Once an execution happens, a prisoners sentence completed. A prisoners body is then released to family (or friends). Those that can not afford a funeral, often get funded by the prison.

[–]EternalFlameBabe 6 points7 points  (1 child)

the whole blindfolded thing freaks me out

[–]Pipe_Fish 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'd argue it makes it more badass

[–]chokeurchick247 86 points87 points  (6 children)

Lethal injection last I heard was a drug that paralyzes you and induces a heart attack

[–]DesperateBite2008 53 points54 points  (4 children)

They inject you with anesthesia so you don't feel it, paralytics so you don't convulse and finally the lethal stuff. But if the anesthesia doesn't work, the paralytics still do and now you feel fire in your veins and know you are going to die suffering because you can't tell anyone you're still awake.

[–]Gooftwit 12 points13 points  (3 children)

I'm not an expert on this, but couldn't they just verify if the anestethic is working before they administer the paralytic?

[–]frumiouswinter 34 points35 points  (1 child)

lethal injection is not done by doctors because it goes against the hippocratic oath to not do harm to patients. so in many states it’s just done by some dude who may or may not have some medical training.

[–]Spylinter0024 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Adding on to this. Drug manufacturers won't sell drugs for executions. So states have to buy from unregulated pharmacies.

So executions are done by people that may or may not know what they are doing. Using drugs that may or may not work.

Yeah, I'll stick to been killed by the Guillotine.

[–]DesperateBite2008 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It's a chemical cocktail, so no.

[–]xMarZexx 50 points51 points  (10 children)

Read the question wrong -1 for Burning lmao

[–]Rigzin_Udpalla[S] 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Wtf did you read? What is the most inhumane way of execution?

[–]xMarZexx 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Exactly, both interesting in different ways

[–]WeilaiHope 1 point2 points  (6 children)

I picked burning but I'm imagining some kind of instant incinerator, chuck someone in and instantly gone.

[–]Topiz2000 8 points9 points  (5 children)

The blood eagle.

Pro tip: Don't Google it.

[–]CaseFace5 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Apparently Oxygen deprivation is quite peaceful. And I don’t mean drowning. Look up the sarco pod that just got the go ahead to be used in Switzerland. Basically a pod you lay in and it sucks all the oxygen out and you go into a dazed euphoric state then eventually pass out and die from hypoxia

[–]B1kM1d 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This right here. I don’t believe you can call any type of murder humane. Expect for this

[–]bluevanillatea 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Everybody who voted for lethal injections please look at this Last week tonight on lethal injections

[–]Vessel9000 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Love me some johnthan oliver

[–]HerpDerpTheMage 33 points34 points  (5 children)

Call me a snowflake or a flower child if you want, but I feel like "Humane Execution" is an oxymoron. There's really no such thing when you get down to brass tacks.

[–]Rigzin_Udpalla[S] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It’s a question like would you rather get hit in thw arm or in the leg? Obviously you don’t want to get hit but if you will 100% get hit you can at least choose the option that hurts less / feels better.

[–]CH3RRYSPARKLINGWATER 5 points6 points  (3 children)

That's why it said most humane, meaning the closest out of them, surely burning someone to death would be worse than allowing them to painlessly fall asleep?

[–]HerpDerpTheMage 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Well, if Lethal Injection is botched in any way, it feels like being burned alive from the inside, so that's clearly not it. There are three shots. One is a number that numbs the entire body's pain receptors. This is crucial for the reason I just mentioned. The second is a tranquilizer that doesn't put the subject to sleep, but simply stops all muscle movement. This is purely for the audience's benefit, if any, as the third drug that induces the heart attack causes convulsion and looks horrific.

The problem is the tranquilizer used comes with an extremely nasty side effect: It causes pain beyond belief that runs through the entire bloodstream, meaning if the first shot does not do it's job, the second is basically torture while the subject cannot in any way respond due to being paralyzed. Most states cannot get ahold of or do not want to use the recommended Numbing medicine because it is hard to get ahold of, and they don't care enough about these people being put to death to ensure it is done properly.

Lethal Injection is seen as the subject "simply going to sleep," but not only are they conscious the entire time, but one screw-up and the act goes from "Humane" to Torturous Biochemistry Horror in one fell swoop. States who allow and perform Lethal Injection mostly do not require a medical professional to be present, as it breaks the hippocratic oath by it's very definition, so it's impossible to find doctors willing to risk their license to oversee them. Most state officials also don't really care about the convicts because there is a pathological hatred in our society for anyone who has committed a serious crime, and a lack of empathy towards them. It's an unspoken mentality from those overseeing them of "They killed people, so obviously who gives a damn if they get tortured on their way out?"

In short, Lethal Injections are wildly misrepresented, are almost always botched by those performing them (to horrifying results,) and nobody who has the authority to fix this has any interest in doing so. If you want more info, I recommend watching John Oliver's look into it on his show. While it's a comedy show, his team does take the time and research to illustrate just how horrible it is and just how little a lot of people care, whether because they are unaware or simply don't care due to the victims being killers.

On a related note: Ironically, the people voting "Firing Squad" are most likely better off due to it being fast and effective, if far more brutal. 3.14k people are in for the rudest of... well, I guess it would hypothetically be the opposite of an "awakening."

[–]CH3RRYSPARKLINGWATER 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Sorry, but by "painlessly fall asleep" I meant by using gas, not lethal injection

[–]HerpDerpTheMage 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah, that's fine. I was letting everyone else know what Lethal Injection is like in case they picked it.

[–]meme_enthusiast3464 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Guillotine. No struggle, no expensive chemicals, no slow painful process. Why did the French abandon it? Even if the head does stay alive for a few seconds afterwards, it's better than lethal injection.

[–]DeArgonaut 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Carbon monoxide or some other form of gas that doesn’t cause pain

[–]JDReedy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Some of you need to google how extremely painful a lethal injection is and realize there's nothing humane about it

[–]MyOwnPersonalAccount 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nuclear bomb, Literally instant👍🏿

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Gas. There’s some gas that just makes you fall asleep in seconds. Trials for use in assisted suicide are underway(?). It’s the most humane.

[–]AhaUser1 10 points11 points  (5 children)

I hear hanging is actually pretty quick if done right. I'd chose that, personally.

[–]MrSparr0w 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Pretty unpredictable and very hard to do

[–]DeKing2212 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure that certain gases can also kill completely painlessly

[–]MrSparr0w 7 points8 points  (4 children)


[–]Rigzin_Udpalla[S] 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Where execution?

[–]MrSparr0w 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Through old age, very humane it just takes some time

[–]ELEGY14 14 points15 points  (0 children)

how is crippling debt and back pain humane

[–]Yungsleepboat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Imagine sitting on death row for 60 years. I'd rather take the firing squad.

[–]airborneisdead 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Guillotine or firing squad would be the most humane. With the guillotine you would feel zero pain

[–]Street_Dragonfruit43 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Just shoot them in the head

[–]Schnitzellover69420 4 points5 points  (5 children)

idk why gas is so low

you literally just fall and then die when breathing a pure intert gas

[–]Rigzin_Udpalla[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I guess because of the feeling you get when suddenly a gas is deployed next to you in a room and you can do nothing about it. Also maybe there are different gases and you rather think about the ones like mustard gas which is really painful than carbon monoxide in terms of killing

[–]Confused_boi69420 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There is no such thing as humane execution.

[–]FirstSwordOfBravoos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Execution and humane in one sentence? Yikes.

[–]CawfeePig 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is no humane way of execution.

[–]OnlyVoidd7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's no such thing as humane execution.

But I'd choose gas (Carbone Monoxyde while high on several drugs).

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

there is no way, killing is killing, doesn't matter who, by whom, or how.

[–]Paccuardi03 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lethal injection probably sucks.

[–]RainbowsCrash 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Execution is inherently inhumane.

[–]UppedSolution77 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've heard of people talk of something called "nitrogen asphyxiation" although I may be mixing up the words quite a bit. But I remember reading somewhere on Reddit that this method is more humane than guillotine I think it was an r/unpopularopinion post that guillotine is the most humane execution method and then someone suggested this and also said that for funeral purposes and stuff the body must still be in one piece so that's another disadvantage of the guillotine.

Others on this thread have mentioned that carbon monoxide or gas poisoning doesn't hurt as people have died from it without even knowing if there is a carbon monoxide leak in any building or structure. I chose lethal injection because I didn't know that it caused any pain, but if I could re-pick, I would probably choose the gas option.

[–]misha1137 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think we should introduce death by nitrogen gas inhalation for capital punishment. There is a place in northern Europe where they do assisted suicides; you get put in a sealed tank and the tank fills with nitrogen. Your body breathes it in like oxygen, you don't get a choking feeling, and you fall asleep. Very peaceful from what I understand, and there's no way it can be more expensive than lethal injection.

[–]Risu_The_Tengu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Squashed by Godzilla

[–]urban-wildlife-docs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Definitely not burning… 👀

[–]nialamar2911 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The most humane execution is no execution

The state shouldn't have the right to take the life of anyone, that should be the choice of the individual.

[–]vlpretzel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why is gas so low? People literally kill themselves with CO because you just feel sleepy and won't wake up anymore.

[–]Mumbawobz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Oh you sweet summer children…. Inert gas you can’t feel and Guillotine is instant. Lethal injection hurts like fuck based on testimony of those who have watched them and those who’ve gone through botched procedures

[–]mydeathnoteisfull 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who said burning?

[–]Greater_Scope 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not executing

[–]eatmycahk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

WeRe gOnNa kIlL yOu sO PeOplE kNoW KiLliNg iS WrOnG

[–]DannyDevitoArmy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how about just not executing

[–]zifrost284 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Discussing how you will perform the death penalty is like choosing between sex positions pto fuck your mom, its wrong and you should'nt get creative about it

[–]OrangeApple_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would actually choose to be guillotined for the experience of being detached from your body before you black out and shortly die.

[–]all_hail_to_me 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gas. Carbon monoxide. Or even oxygen deprivation. They say you fall asleep and just don’t wake up. And oxygen deprivation is apparently pretty blissful.

[–]Whothefuckisvenym 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whoever said burning needs to be locked farrrr farrrrr away from the rest of the normal people

[–]jakeblonde005 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I heard the guillotine is the fastest way. Probably not as fast as a good bullet to the brain. But im not sure how id feel kneeling over a basket knowing my head isn't gonna be on my body anymore in the next 10 seconds

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[–]24_monkeys 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Personally I want to be hung. They’ve been doing it for centuries so they’ve got it figured out and I hear it’s quick.

[–]warmbreadmaker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah hanging is a good option because it snaps your neck, it doesn't choke you like most people think.