[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]San Francisco, a city with some of the strictest anti-Second Amendment laws in the country, now seek to further intrude upon lawful gun owners by instituting a policy that requires gun sellers to videotape all firearm and ammunition transactions.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]City Supervisor Mark Farrell has introduced the city proposal that also includes a provision that all records of firearm and ammunition sales be sent to the San Francisco Police Department. Other anti-Second Amendment cities likes Chicago and New York maintain similar laws.
The proposal sounds ridiculous (and it is), but adding to the absurdity is the fact that the proposal would only affect one gun store- the only gun store that has, thus far, been allowed to operate within San Francisco, High Bridge Arms.
However, if any other firearm stores should open in the area, they would also be subject to the new rule, should the proposal pass.
Like the segregationists of yesteryear that sought to keep Constitutional rights from others by allowing these rights to exist, but simply denying citizens the opportunity to exercise them, San Francisco officials have been dragged kicking-and-screaming into the age of enlightenment and were forced to allow a gun store to open so as to demonstrate that the city was not seeking to keep people from their Second Amendment right.
Steven Alcairo, High Bridge’s general manager, scoffed at the law that would clearly run awry of the Constitution.
“It’s a very intrusive law that will accomplish absolutely nothing,” he claimed. “As of right now I would refuse that, unless they brought subpoena.”
Alcairo also claimed that the store already uses cameras- as one typically does when the inventory is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Alcairo is absolutely correct to disregard such absurdities. While we must remain a nation of laws, rules that run contrary to the Constitution are not actually laws and it is the duty of patriots to obey the Constitution- not the rules of paper-pushers who seek to override our Republic’s founding document.
Similar to their opposition to voter ID laws, liberals’ opposition to the Second Amendment is nakedly transparent; while they pretend it is about safety, the fact is that those who revere an all-powerful state are terrified by the prospect of an armed citizenry. Hiding behind rigged “studies” and emotional rhetoric, those who crusade to undermine the right that “shall not be infringed” do so because an armed citizenry is the populist check-mate that keeps centralized government subordinate to the will of the people.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]