Is death by firing squad humane?

“Utah’s Senate has approved a measure that would allow a firing squad to carry out the death penalty if the drug to carry out lethal injections is unavailable,” writes NPR’s Krishnadev Calamur.

The vote was 18-10, and it’s unclear if Republican Gov. Gary Herbert will sign the measure, which would make Utah the only state in the nation to allow firing squads, into law. The state abandoned the practice a little more than a decade ago.

Today’s Question: Is death by firing squad humane?