San Francisco approves video recording of gun sales

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved an ordinance requiring video recordings of all gun sales, cementing its reputation as strict on firearms and driving out the city’s lone gun shop.

The proposal unanimously approved by the board Tuesday requires firearms dealers in San Francisco to install surveillance equipment, in order to record sales that could later be used in criminal investigations.

The ordinance also requires vendors to submit weekly reports to police on ammunition sales, including the type and amount of ammunition sold and information identifying the buyer.

High Bridge Arms, the city’s only gun shop, announced in September that it would close for good rather than subject customers to new requirements. The shop opened in 1952.

The ordinance requires a second board vote, which is expected.

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