Guns and Gear

San Fran Politician ‘Comfortable’ With Gun Control Measure That Could Close City’s Last Gun Store

Kerry Picket Political Reporter

A newly proposed San Francisco gun control law could put the city’s last gun store out of business and city supervisor Mark Farrell would be “completely comfortable with that.”

San Francisco’s KPIX 5 reports the measure proposed by Farrell would require that all sales be recorded on video and the information be handed over to the San Francisco Police.

High Bridge Arms, San Francisco’s last gun store, already has 17 surveillance cameras and is required to hand over any video law enforcement requests of the business.

“What we don’t do is voluntarily give private information to the police department. Voluntarily, we just don’t do that. People are very private about their information,” Steve Alcairo told KPIX 5. Alcairo also noted that the only people coming into his store are those wishing to purchase firearms legally.

“A gun store in San Francisco, it’s not something I’m particularly concerned about,” Farrell said. “I’m first and foremost, and way more than the existence of a gun store, concerned about the public safety of our residents. And if one has to trump the other, I am completely comfortable with that.”

The city attorney is reviewing the latest San Francisco gun control measure, as a state gun control bill goes to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.

This bill will prohibit concealed carry weapon holders from carrying firearms on college campuses without the permission of the school itself.