CBS News: New Law Requires Photo ID To Buy Drain Cleaner
CHICAGO (CBS) - A new state law requires those who buy drain cleaners and other caustic substances to provide photo identification and sign a log.So, *two* women in Illinois were attacked with caustic chemicals of the sort that nearly every household in the entire nation has purchased at least once ... and, in consequence, *all* Illinois residents must be treated as though they were convicted criminals who must report all their activities to their probation officers?
The law, which took effect Sunday, requires those who seek to buy caustic or noxious substances, except for batteries, to provide government-issued photo identification that shows their name and date of birth. The cashier then must log the name and address, the date and time of the purchase, the type of product, the brand and even the net weight.
State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock) obtained passage of the new law following attacks in which drain cleaner was poured on two Chicago women, badly scarring them.
As John Ray quipped: "I guess that tracking drain cleaner buyers is a lot more important than honest elections"