An article from about a ban on consumer products that could be used in home-made explosives.

The Civil Liberties Committee in the European Parliament endorsed a draft law to restrict the general public’s access to chemicals that can be used to make home-made explosives. Once definitly approved, the new law will mean that consumers will have to obtain a licence to buy these products, although some exemptions will be possible. The text has been already agreed by Parliament and Council representatives.

According to MEPs, the key aim of the new rules is to restrict the access of the general public (i.e. private users), to high-risk chemicals in concentrations that make them easy to use to make home-made explosives.

Chemicals in higher concentrations will be sold only to consumers who can document a legitimate need to use them, and MEPs ensured that these consumers will be able to obtain a licence to buy them.

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