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Banacek
10-04-2017, 03:39 PM
Britain will limit sales of sulphuric acid and outlaw the sale of such corrosive substances to children after a spate of assaults and its possible use to make bombs, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Tuesday.

Much to public alarm, the number of incidents where assailants have used acid has risen sharply, with police figures suggesting there had been more than 400 corrosive substance attacks in the six months to April this year.

Many victims were left with serious, life-changing injuries as a result.

The proposed new laws will make it illegal to sell the most harmful corrosive substances to under-18s while the carrying of acid in public without good reason will be banned


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-security-acid/britain-to-limit-acid-sales-after-steep-rise-in-assaults-idUSKCN1C817L

noonwitch
10-04-2017, 04:10 PM
But adults can still buy it, so kids will just get their older siblings to buy for them.


Seriously, though, corrosive acid is present in a lot of household chemicals, particularly things like drain openers.

Rockntractor
10-04-2017, 04:43 PM
But adults can still buy it, so kids will just get their older siblings to buy for them.


Seriously, though, corrosive acid is present in a lot of household chemicals, particularly things like drain openers.
If you are headed home with it in your car to clean the pool fine but if you are at a bar or a county fair and are carrying a gallon common sense might dictate something is amiss.

Banacek
10-05-2017, 03:26 PM
It depends. If the person carrying the acid is an every day Brit they face ten years in jail. If the person is a moslem - no problem.

I've never owned a pool. However, I didn't realize that sulfuric acid was used to clean them