A small group of South Carolina House members kept firing squads in a bill meant to restart executions in a state that hasn’t put an inmate to death in nearly 10 years.
Abortions and executions have already been topics of debate. But the South Carolina House will hold its next social fight over whether hand guns should be allowed out in the open.
Death row prisoners in South Carolina could be forced to choose between death by firing squad or electric chair following approval of a Senate bill. No executions have been carried out in 10 years because the state has not been able to buy the drugs needed for lethal injections.
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There are 39 inmates on South Carolina’s death row -- but the state can't get the drugs to carry out the executions.