In a symbol of the over regulation and trampling of our rights, the last gun shop closed its doors in San Francisco. With more regulations coming to the only open gun shop in the liberal city the small business decided it was too much and not worth staying open.
The new regulation that came out stated that the gun shop was going to need to submit video surveillance of every purchase and transaction would need to be submitted on a weekly basis to the local Police Department.
“This time, it’s the idea of filming our customers taking delivery of items after they already completed waiting periods,” store owner Alcairo said. “We feel this is a tactic designed to discourage customers from coming to us.
“This year, it’s this and next year will probably be something else,” Alcairo added. “We don’t want to wait for it.”
Being the only gun shop in the city has its advantages with gun enthusiasts and police officers swarming the store after the closing announcement.
The store was founded in the 1950s by the Olympic shooter Bob Chow who competed in the ’48 Olympics pistol shooting event.
Many law enforcement officers found it to be a staple in the city and would travel quite a way to shop there. “I found the staff to be friendly, decent, law-abiding people who have been harassed by the San Francisco anti-gun crowd for quite some time,” Jim Wilson, a retired sheriff from Alpine, Texas said.
The spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence said the proposed regulations are not onerous and said “video evidence is a critical component in bringing lawbreakers to justice.”
“This is yet another piece of thoughtless, superficial, anti-American, anti-gun legislation that is a dangerous threat to our freedom and Constitution,” Chris Cheng, winner of The History Channel’s Season Four TOP SHOT, and a San Francisco resident, told FoxNews.com. “High Bridge Arms, like many gun shops around America, was a place for well-to-do folks to gather and talk shop about firearms and freedom.”
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