Firing squad or electric chair? New SC law makes inmates decide

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed into law a bill that forces death row inmates for now to choose between the electric chair or a newly formed firing squad in hopes the state can restart executions after an involuntary 10-year pause.

South Carolina senators add firing squad as alternative execution method

South Carolina senators added a firing squad to the electric chair as alternatives if the state can't execute inmates by way of lethal injection. The state can't put anyone to death now because its supply of lethal injection drugs expired and it has not been able to buy any more.