San Francisco’s Supervisor Mark Farrell recently proposed a City ordinance that requires gun stores within city limits to videotape all firearms transactions, record all ammo sales and share ammo sales data with the police. The one gun store inside SF, High Bridge Arms, ain’t got time for that. Facing the prospect of customers refusing to darken its doors, and the ongoing problem of escalating rents, High Bridge is calling it quits. Here’s the statement from their Facebook page . . .
Dear friends and family, it’s with tremendous sadness and regret that I have to announce we are closing our shop. For many reasons I cannot get into at this moment, it appears our final days will be through the end of October of 2015. We will clearance out what ever inventory we have in the shop and offer sale prices for anything you would like us to order.
For all our true friends and followers, I would like to sincerely thank you for all your support, likes, positive feedback and best of all, your friendship. Hopefully, we’ll see you soon. It has been a long and difficult ride, but a great pleasure to be your last San Francisco Gun shop.
Score that a complete victory for San Francisco’s gun grabbers, infringing on Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms under the guise of “public safety” (what else?). While the California Rifle & Pistol Association is speculating about legal redress, Highbridge would be the logical complainant – more than aggrieved San Francisco gun owners, anyway. As of this writing, Highbridge isn’t planning on suing.
We’ve heard nought from the NRA or SAF about taking-up the case – understandable given the cost and complexity of the pro-2A cases already working their way through the legal system. So . . . that’s it. No doubt we’ll be hearing from the usual anti-gun suspects on this one, crowing about irresponsible gun dealers and such. The struggle to defend and extend gun rights continues . . . [h/t DrVino]