Critics of Chicago’s gun control regime rightly claim that the Windy City’s “revolving door justice system” shares much of the blame for its firearms-related homicide stat. The idea is simple enough: stop trying to “get guns off the streets.” Lock-up the people who do the shooting (i.e. career criminals) and there will be less shooting.
Taking that philosophy to the extreme, presidential hopeful Donald Trump famously promised to kill the families of terrorists to defeat ISIS. (A statement The Donald later denied/retracted/clarified/whatever.)
Somewhere in between: the Israeli government’s action against the family of the teenager who snuck into Hallel Yaffa Ariel’s home and stabbed her to death in her bed. Israel’s revoking Israeli work permits for members of killer Mohammed Tarayreh’s extended family and demolishing his family home.
It’s hard to imagine the U.S. government taking this kind of punitive action here in the Land of the Free against the families of the terrorists who shot and killed innocent Americans in San Bernardino and Orlando. But what do you think? Would you support something similar?