This relates to the execution that will be carried out in Utah tonight by firing squad. I have my views on it and I won't say what they may be since I'm not looking for any political debate. I just wanted to ask a technical question on the issue of recoil, having never fired a blank myself. Years ago I thought it was a myth that firing squads had one guy with a blank in his gun, since wouldn't everyone know if they fired a blank vs live ammo due to the amount of recoil or lack thereof? Isn't recoil directly related to the weight of the the projectile & speed of that projectile. In the case of a blank, the bullet weight is zero as there is no bullet and there is no bullet speed to measure. Isn't it going to be obvious to the shooters if they fired a live round or if they were the guy who got the blank?