High Bridge Arms was founded by Olympic shooter Bob Chow in the 1950s, and has been in business in the Mission District ever since.
But for some time, High Bridge has been the only gun shop left in San Francisco. And in a very few days from now, the shop will close.
The reason? The city has decided to implement the most recent in a long series of punitive regulations – and this one is likely to drive away business.
San Francisco wants its last remaining gun shop to record every transaction on video (with the customer identifiable), and turn customers’ personal data over to law enforcement on a weekly basis – i.e., as a routine matter, without suspicion or probable cause. These regulations would apply even though customers have submitted to background checks and gone through government-mandated waiting periods.
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