WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told The Daily Caller Thursday at her weekly presser that she believes San Francisco’s new gun control regulations did not shut down the last gun shop in the city but that a “private sector decision” shuttered its doors
“It is my understanding that they made a decision, a business decision that regulations didn’t shut them down. They didn’t want to live within the regulations. So they decided to go elsewhere,” Pelosi said. “That was a private sector decision on their part to do that. I’m not sure all the regulations they were concerned about have all but passed but they were suggested.”
After October 31 High Bridge Arms will no longer be in business. It is the last gun retailer within the city limits of San Francisco and the assistant manager of the shop, Russel Susbilla, told MarketWatch that a proposal by city supervisor Mark Farrell mandates that all firearms sales be videotaped and the records of transactions be submitted to the police of all ammunition sales was the final straw for the shop.
High Bridge attempted to accommodate the city’s demands on the business — even purchasing the specific type of camera the city wanted him to have, but officials demanded more surveillance cameras at the store.
“The idea of the proposal is to be forward-looking,” said Jess Montejano, a legislative aide to Farrell. “If Congress isn’t going to act [on tighter gun control], we will do everything possible to protect the public safety of our residents.”