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  1. Execution by shooting is a method of capital punishment in which a person is shot to death by one or more firearms. It is the most common method of execution worldwide, used in about 70 countries, with execution by firing squad being one particular form.

  2. This is a list of methods of capital punishment, also known as execution. Current methods Former methods Many of the former methods combine execution with torture, often intending to make a spectacle of pain and suffering with overtones of sadism, cruelty, intimidation, and dehumanisation . See also Capital punishment in Judaism References

    Crushing by elephant. [4] Biting by ...
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    A Mongolian method of execution that ...
    Tying to the mouth of a cannon, which is ...
  3. During the American Civil War, 433 of the 573 men executed were shot dead by a firing squad: 186 of the 267 executed by the Union Army, and 247 of the 306 executed by the Confederate Army. In 1913, Andriza Mircovich became the first and only inmate in Nevada to be executed by shooting . [63]

  4. Blowing from a gun is a method of execution in which the victim is typically tied to the mouth of a cannon which is then fired, resulting in death. George Carter Stent described the process as follows: [1] The prisoner is generally tied to a gun with the upper part of the small of his back resting against the muzzle.

  5. Etymologically, the term capital (lit. "of the head", derived via the Latin capitalis from caput, "head") refers to execution by beheading, but executions are carried out by many methods, including hanging, shooting, lethal injection, stoning, electrocution, and gassing.

  6. Einsatzgruppen [a] ( German: [ˈaɪnzatsˌɡʁʊpm̩], lit. 'deployment groups'; [1] also ' task forces ') [2] were Schutzstaffel (SS) paramilitary death squads of Nazi Germany that were responsible for mass murder, primarily by shooting, during World War II (1939–1945) in German-occupied Europe.