Acid attacks are rapidly becoming the 'norm' in the UK. According to this article, there have been hundreds of attacks in the first portion of this year alone.
So what to do when Gun Control doesn't stop crime? Acid Control!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.
Oh yeah, and Knife Control!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.
At the moment, businesses that sell sulphuric acid have to tell the police of any theft or loss, but the new law would mean anyone wanting to buy it above a certain concentration would have to have a Home Office license.
Rudd also announced plans to further restrict the online sale of knives to under-18s following a significant increase in the number of stabbings.