Shooting


The term execution is used to define the death of a person by firing a firearm. It is a way of applying the death penalty, where the condemned is placed in front of a wall, to later receive a volley of bullets, fired by a firing squad. This was a way of killing legally, which was maintained for many centuries, especially in those crimes that had to be tried by military justice.

One of the characteristics of the executions is that the execution can be carried out against a group of people, as it happened after the “uprising of May 2” which occurred in the city of Madrid (Spain) and which represented the beginning to the Spanish War of Independence.

It can be said then that the execution is an execution, which is carried out either by a particular person or by a group of soldiers. In this case, the prisoner dies due to damage to vital organs, hemorrhages and damage to the central nervous system. However, a shot at a short and certain distance in the neck can produce total unconsciousness, the method may take a little longer in those executions carried out by a platoon, since the soldiers shoot at a greater distance, which causes them to have less accuracy in aiming.

Many of the countries that maintain the death penalty consider that the people who deserve such punishment are those who commit serious crimes, such as rape, murder. Likewise, war crimes such as treason, sabotage or espionage are punished by firing squad.