Jan 062012
 January 6, 2012  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Have we reached the point as a society where our grandmothers have to show ID and sign a log book to buy a bottle of Drano?

Apparently, lawmakers in Springfield, including Marengo Democrat Jack Franks, thought the answer was yes.

They passed a new law that requires anyone who buys caustic and noxious substances, which include everyday items such as drain cleaners and pool chemicals, have their name, address and amount of purchase entered into a log at the store.

The law came in response to a couple of incidents where people in Chicago were disfigured for life after they were burned with acid. The enormity of such attacks is unquestionable – but the state’s method of fighting this problem is questionable.

Read more on Northwest Herald.

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