Britain Restricts Acid Sales After Nearly 2,000 Attacks in Seven Years

The United Kingdom will limit access to sulphuric acid and similar substances after a spike in attacks in recent years, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced Tuesday.

More than 1,800 acid attacks have been reported in the United Kingdom since 2010, with 458 of them taking place last year. Fluid acid has replaced guns as the weapons of choice for many gangs since it’s legal to carry around and easy to obtain.

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  • Sharkibark

    Limiting islamic immigration would work better.

  • UCSPanther

    Another law for foreign thugs to ignore…

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    ‘Member when aceed was a bigger threat?

  • ntt1

    acid is necessary for cleaning and etching concrete among other things but if a determined use is planned for it perhaps notating id and purpose would help.

  • Martin B

    Gun control, knife control, acid control, anything and everything except Muslim control.

    • The Buddhist Butterfly

      Diversity makes us strong, mofo!

    • Liberal Progressive

      But if we did that where would we get falafel?

  • canminuteman

    Because it’s so hard to mix up your own.

    • Manual Paleologos

      OK, how do you prepare sulphuric acid?

      • canminuteman
        • Manual Paleologos

          Yes, car batteries would be an easy source. It is also the active ingredient in liquid drain cleaner. Ban that, and it’s easy to make up a lye solution from granular drain cleaner.

          There are too many access paths to make a ban successful, but making the stuff directly would be a considerable PITA.

  • ontario john

    The National Post website has an interesting story on the revived gun control issue. A researcher who wanted to find evidence to support his opinion that the States needs more gun control, did a lot of recent research into the issue with his associates, and found that gun control is not the issue, but a number of other factors are. His conclusion is that gun control will not work.

  • Clink9

    So worth it for the cool restaurants.

    • The Buddhist Butterfly

      And cab rides. Don’t forget the cab rides.

  • Ego

    If Muslims start using sturdy branches as weapons, will the UK ban trees?

  • Why?

    Normal people don’t harm others with acid.

  • ed

    unheard of crime in the uk till the migrant free for all [ ed uk ]

  • Hard Little Machine

    Acidophobia