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Proposed law prompts San Francisco’s last gun shop owner to close his doors

Steve Alcairo, who has outlasted every other firearms retailer in the heavily regulated city of San Francisco, recently announced that the threat of even stricter new laws has forced him to make a tough decision. Less than a month ago, he posted the following Facebook statement:

It’s with tremendous sadness and regret that I have to announce we are closing our shop. It has been a long and difficult ride, but a great pleasure to be your last San Francisco gun shop.

He later elaborated on his motivation, pointing specifically to a proposed ordinance that would require him to videotape each transaction as well as provide law enforcement with a weekly list of everyone who had purchased ammunition from his store. He explained:

I’m not doing that to our customers. Enough is enough. Buying a gun is a constitutionally protected right. Our customers shouldn’t be treated like they’re doing something wrong.

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