Gregg Easterbrook, who is against the death penalty:

...here’s a proposal for anyone who supports capital punishment. The condemned should be shot in the head. No means of killing a human being is faster, and thus suffering is minimized. And the death penalty is not about vengeance, right? It’s about justice. Justice should be swift. The swiftest and least painful path to death is being shot in the head.

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