High Bridge Arms had served the citizens of San Francisco since 1952, and they continued to do so long after their competition disappeared. In fact, they were the last gun store in the entire city. The political climate of the area made it increasingly difficult to sell firearms, but they tried to hang on for as long as they could. As of October 31st however, High Bridge Arms gave up the fight, and shuttered its doors for good.
As the general manager of the store, Steven Alcairo explained to Reason.TV, they had to call it quits after San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors announced a new ordinance that would violate the privacy of their customers. The man behind the ordinance, Mark Farrell, tried to wash his hands of any blame. “I would never introduce legislation to hurt a small business in our city. However, if a gun store in particular wants to close as a result of it, so be it.”
He makes it sound like High Bridge Arms had a choice in the matter, but if you watch this interview with the store manager, it’s obvious that the ordinance forced them out of business.
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