White House to Propose Expedited Death Penalty for Perpetrators of Mass Shootings

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has drafted legislation that would speed the death penalty for people who have committed mass murder, a White House official said on Monday.

Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, told reporters on Air Force 2 that the measure would be part of a package of gun legislation that the White House intends to propose to Congress.

Pence, who is traveling in Europe, had been in contact with Barr about the issue, Short said.

The White House has been working on measures to address gun violence after several recent mass shootings. President Donald Trump has voiced support for tackling mental health issues related to the violence while also looking at expanded background checks, an issue on which he has wavered.

Leading Democrats have pushed Republicans in the U.S. Senate to take up legislation already passed by the House of Representatives addressing the issue. Lawmakers are expected to look at the legislative options more closely when they return to Washington from their August recess.

(Reporting by Alexandra Alper, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien and Steve Orlofsky)


  1. These maniacs usually do not survive and by then the damage is done. If there is a Hell, that is where they end up.

  2. An excellent idea and one which can be an actual income generator for the government.

    Let the public buy tickets for a raffle where the prize is a spot on the firing squad by which these animals will be killed themselves. Entry $1,000 one ticket sold per Social Security number purchaser must be 21+ years of age with no criminal background.

    A second lottery can be established for the witness pool for let’s say $500 a ticket. Again limited to one ticket per age appropriate Social Security number holder.

    Lastly, pay per view, an almost guaranteed sold out show so to speak.

    Why not? We have to fund these useless flesh bags’ while incarcerated, the taxpayer / government might as well recoup some of the money.

    1. You know, the idea that anyone would pay money for the chance to put a bullet in someone just reinforces the idea that we’re a barbaric nation where we all just want to shoot each other. I know that the comment was in jest, but damn. Let’s also remember that these shooters would probably try to make their sprees so epic that they “win” the record for the highest lotto turnout.

      There are only a few places in the world with public executions, and I’d rather not be a part of any of them.

  3. Would work; but only if the murderer is caught ALIVE. IF law enforcement is able to land a few dozen good shots in the perp, then this proposed legislation just becomes more paperwork piled on top of unenforced paperwork which everyone ignores.

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