San Francisco approves video recording of gun sales

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.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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