S.C. lawmaker wants to make threat against military a felony

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 5:12 PM
Last updated 6:36 PM
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would make it a felony to threaten violence against military members or their families because they are serving their country.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the proposal would make the threats a felony with up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Rep. Chip Limehouse says he came up with the bill after authorities accused an Army major and psychiatrist of killing 13 people and injuring 30 at Fort Hood in Texas in November.

The Charleston Republican says he wants to create another layer of protection for American soldiers and their families, who should never feel threatened on this country's soil because of their service.

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gaspringwater 01/03/10 - 07:56 pm
Wow. This sounds like a

Wow. This sounds like a winner. Legalize a sacred cow! I'm sure the credit collections agencies will not approve.

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