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.Of course, what has happened is that stores like Jewel-Osco have just stopped selling drain cleaners and the few stores that still sell it have jacked the price way up to cover the greatly increased overhead. The rationale for the new requirement was that Draino was used in a viscious assault last year. But wait a minute, hammers, screw drivers, potted plants, knitting needles, tv remotes, books, pots and pans, televisions and many more household items were used in attacks in Chicago alone last year. They better require a government ID and keep a log of all those things, too.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
In order to understand someone we need to understand where they came from
So in order to better understand Rahman Emanuel, Barack Obama, et al., we should seek to understand the Illinois / Chicago political and legislative machine from whence they came. So just ponder for a moment the new law that took effect January 1 that requires a state issued photo ID, and the registration of the name, address and time of sale of every jug of liquid plumber!.