‘San Francisco’s Last Gun Store’ closing


NPR: High Bridge Arms will close after 63 years.

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NPR: High Bridge Arms will close after 63 years.

The store announced on Facebook that it would close for “a variety of reasons” — among them, gun regulations in San Francisco. Specifically, new measures the city is currently considering would require the store to videotape gun purchases and report ammunition sales to the police. Alcairo says the store doesn’t want to deal with the hassle of these regulations, which have already upset customers.

“We’re getting phone calls: ‘So if I buy a box of bullets from you, are you going to report us to the police department?’ ” he says.

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