San Francisco's last gun store closing doors for good

The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate.

The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.

The High Bridge Arms will close Oct. 31. It first opened in 1952 and has served as San Francisco's only gun store in the city since 1999.

Manager Steve Alcairo says the store's owner decided to close after a law was proposed that would require High Bridge to video record every gun sale and report every ammunition transaction to the police department.

Alcairo said the proposal would add more paperwork to the burdensome steps already required to comply with local, state and federal regulations.

San Francisco Board of Supervisor member Mark Farrell said his proposal is meant to help combat gun crime.
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