Can you blame them?
The last gun store in San Francisco is closing shop, according to ABC News, because “it can no longer operate in the city’s political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.”
“It’s with tremendous sadness and regret that I have to announce we are closing our shop,” High Bridge Arms manager Steve Alcairo announced in a Facebook post on Sept. 11. “It has been a long and difficult ride, but a great pleasure to be your last San Francisco gun shop.”
The last straw came when a local politician proposed a law that would require the store to VIDEO RECORD EVERY GUN SALE AND SUBMIT A WEEKLY REPORT OF AMMUNITION SALES to the police.
WHAT?!?!?! Can you imagine if a politician suggested that every sale of medical marijuana be video taped and reported to the police? There would be outrage.
“I’m not doing that to our customers. Enough is enough,” Alcairo said. “Buying a gun is a constitutionally protected right. Our customers shouldn’t be treated like they’re doing something wrong.”
Up until now, the gun store had persevered in face of idiot laws in San Francisco, but on October 31, the store will finally give up.
The freak who proposed the surveillance on lawful gun consumers is Supervisor Mark Farrell. He said he introduced the latest bill to help combat police violence. “Anything that makes San Francisco safer, I support,” he said.
Mark Farrell, enemy of civil liberties:
What we need more than anything is to make citizens safe from politicians like Mark Farrell.
But it wasn’t just this proposed law that forced Alcairo out of business. ABC News reports, “Alcairo said he and the High Bridge Arms owner tired of the continued opposition and mountains of paperwork required by the San Francisco Police Department, state Department of Justice and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.”
“This is the city that defended gay marriage and fights for unpopular causes like medical marijuana,” he said. “Where’s my support?”
That’s adorable. Issues like the Constitution and civil liberties are only protected when they serve the ends of the activist politicians with a leftist agenda. What a shame.