Draino a regulated product now...in Illinois


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This is crazy. Maybe they should place a state wide ban on minors from purchasing 4x4 lumber as well since one kid killed another with one as well.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/01/05/ ... n-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.

It?s getting a rough reception from customers and merchants alike...."

John Canuck

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It's just ANOTHER example of how silly these legislators are. According to the knuckle head whose idea this was, this law is required because two women had chemicals thrown on them. I assume this is already against the law in Illinois?

What mental gymnastics does a person have to be capable of, to think that a law requiring you to ID yourself at a store to buy chemicals has any crime stopping/fighting value whatsoever? What are the police going to do after the next attack involving chemicals? Go to every store in the state and run down every individual listed? How long is that going to take?


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I don't think those enforcing this nutty law care whether it stops criminal acts; so long as it looks like they're doing something about it, and further oppressing their citizens.


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Crazy law but as a plumber I know just how dangerous this stuff can be. I had a customer use it on a sink drain and denied using it when I arrived to clear the drain. Needless to say even tho I wore latex gloves I suffered serious chemical burns when I removed the p-trap.