WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following a second mass shooting at Fort Hood, at least one lawmaker thinks a bill currently under consideration will ensure the safety of American communities by requiring the estimated 2.6 million unstable veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan to tell their neighbors of their combat service.
The Fortify & Unite Communities to Keep Veterans' External Threats Secure Act (H.R. 1874) which was introduced on Tuesday, would require military veterans to register with the Department of Homeland Security and periodically "check-in" with a case officer, in addition to going door-to-door in their neighborhood to notify people nearby that they are a powder keg of post traumatic stress, alcoholism, murder, and hate just waiting to blow.
"We really feel that we can drastically minimize the damage to some communities, especially those in troubled 'PTSD hotspots' that have become a haven for these psychopathic troops," said Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), who sponsored the legislation. "We are so thankful for their service, and now they can continue to serve on veterans probation."
For the safety of communities, the FCC would also direct cable providers to block access to violent war content popular among veterans, to include The Military Channel and Lifetime. Further, a preliminary letter details instructions sent to providers to censor movies such as "Black Hawk Down" and "Saving Private Ryan" so as "not to place a veteran into a potentially violent mental state and protect the community by not 'poking the bear.'"
The bill is up for vote in the House Veterans Affairs Committee next Thursday where watchers say it's likely to pass before going to the floor for a full vote. However, there's been some controversy surrounding one part of the bill barring veterans from living within 1,000 feet of bars, gun ranges, or liquor stores, as critics claim this would be unfair to local businesses.
Lawmakers are still debating a requirement that veterans need approval before moving to a new community they would eventually terrorize. An amendment requiring case officers to place crazed veterans in a locked safe room for the 24 hours of Independence Day and New Years Eve had already passed.
Duffel Blog investigative reporter Wolfman contributed to this report.