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WaPo: San Francisco's Last Gun Store Closing Over New Regulations

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By    |   Monday, 05 Oct 2015 09:53 AM

San Francisco is planning to require the videotaping of every gun sale — and the measure is driving the city's last gun store out of business.

"Enough is enough," High Bridge Arms general manager Steven Alcairo has announced on Facebook, The Washington Post reports. 

"Buying a gun is a constitutionally protected right. Our customers shouldn't be treated like they're doing something wrong."

Fox News reports past regulations have forced the business to remove ads from its windows and "install cameras and barriers around its exterior," which Alcairo has done.

He tells Fox News he's got 17 cameras around the store and hands over the footage to police anytime they ask for it.

"This time, it’s the idea of filming our customers taking delivery of items after they already completed waiting periods," Alcairo tells Fox News. "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," he added. "We don't want to wait for it."

The store will close Oct. 31.

In the end, Alcairo said, he and the High Bridge Arms owner are 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?"

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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