Eugene Volokh writes an interesting article for The Washington Post asking a great question. Find out the answer in his informative write-up:
Fox News contacted me regarding my home gun shop in San Francisco closing. Here's a snippet of what I had to say:
“This is yet another piece of thoughtless, superficial, anti-American, anti-gun legislation that is a dangerous threat to our freedom and Constitution,” Chris Cheng, winner of The History Channel’s Season Four TOP SHOT, and a San Francisco resident, told FoxNews.com. “High Bridge Arms, like many gun shops around America, was a place for well-to-do folks to gather and talk shop about firearms and freedom.”
Read the full article at http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/24/surrender-san-fran-iconic-last-gun-shop-to-close-over-new-regulations/
Hear Chris Cheng on NRA News from Wednesday, September 23rd where he talked about San Francisco's last gun shop closing as a result of onerous anti-gun legislation proposed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
It could have a chilling effect and deter other gun stores from trying to open up not only in San Francisco, but in cities across the country. The train of thought here is that many cities take cues from what other cities are doing, and so we could see LA, NYC, Chicago, and other cities consider similar legislation and create a more hostile, anti-gun environment.
Cam and Chris also talk about how San Francisco is creating a "Minority Report" type of pre-crime environment where the police and politicians try to predict who is going to commit a crime based on how much ammunition they purchase.
See the full 10 minute interview below.
This CampChef Firepit valued at $100 could be yours, all for free! The giveaway ends tonight at 11:59PM PT, and you can enter at the bottom of this page.
After my huge giveaway earlier this year to promote my new book "Shoot to Win" for beginner shooters, I now have some more stuff to give away. This give away will run for less than 48 hours and end tomorrow at 11:59PM PT.
The item is a fantastic CampChef Fire pit worth $100.00. You can keep warm or cook on it, and enhance your outdoor adventures. To enter this completely free contest, you can enter by doing one of the following:
You get five entries for performing each task, and you can enter once daily! The giveaway ends Wed, September 23rd at 11:59PM PT.
ENTER BELOW and good luck!
Earlier this week, San Francisco's last gun shop, Highbridge Arms, announced that it is closing its doors in October 2015. Here's an excerpt from their Facebook page:
Dear friends and family, it's with tremendous sadness and regret that I have to announce we are closing our shop. For many reasons I cannot get into at this moment, it appears our final days will be through to the end of October of 2015. We will clearance out what ever inventory we have in the shop and offer sale prices for anything you would like us to order.
It's no secret that San Francisco has many anti-gun politicians in the Mayor's office, the Board of Supervisors, and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi represents the city as well. While there has been no official comment from Highbridge Arms as to why they are closing, we can speculate that years of political pressure, an anti-gun climate in San Francisco, and anti-gun legislation and laws created a super storm making it challenging to run a gun shop in city limits.
Adding insult to injury is the incredible and dramatic increase in rent for businesses and residents over the past 6-7 years. Making ends meet for the gun shop and its employees may not have been a sustainable proposition.
As Highbridge Arms was my home gun shop, I will be very sad to see it go. There is no official word if they are relocating or simply going for good. I hope they will relocate to somewhere in the Bay Area so we can ensure that San Franciscans can exercise their Second Amendment right.
With Highbridge moving out, it will be interesting to see what will happen to legislation the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering which would require video taping gun and ammunition sales, and sharing ammo sales data with SFPD. My guess is that even with Highbridge closing by the time they vote on this, they will pass it in the hopes to keep any future gun shops from trying to open in the future.
It will be interesting to see if any viable lawsuits come up in the future which argue that San Francisco has a de facto gun ban since it will (soon) have zero gun shops, or something along those lines. I'm not a lawyer, but I sense potential for legal action by some organization down the line.
Anyway, thanks again to my friends at Highbridge for supporting my career and being great friends. You will truly be missed here in San Francisco, and I hope folks go visit them before the end of October when they shutter their doors.
I part of select media and VIPs to get my hands on SilencerCo's new integrally suppressed 9mm pistol.
It's a really cool product and you can check out more pics/vids at my full write-up: http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/09/16/first-look-silencerco-maxim-9-integrally-suppressed-pistol-video/.
See it live in action below:
SilencerCo just announced a new subsidiary called "Silencer Weapons Research" which will focus on new technologies for shooters and hunters. Affordability is a key focus as well which will bode well for the masses.
This Monday at a product launch event in Key West, Florida, I'll be seeing firsthand what the new product is all about, but for now we have this awesome teaser video:
For my full thoughts, head over to
I'll be live blogging and hopefully streaming from the event this Monday at 6:15PM Eastern Time, so head to TheFirearmBlog.com at that time to see what kind of awesomeness is coming our way!
Pistol, rifle, or shotgun? There are many choices and considerations and what works for me, may not work for you. Urban or rural? Neighbors close by? Local laws and regulations?
I was featured in Tactical Life's article "8 Experts Pick Their Home Defense Weapon of Choice" - read more to find out my choice and the rationale.
I was recently on the gun podcast "We Like Shooting" and I had a great time chatting with their team about anything and everything guns. They are an entertaining bunch, and you can hear the full episode over at http://welikeshootingpodcast.com/105/
Additionally, I had such a great time that we're giving away three free copies of "Shoot to Win"! Enter for free by submitting an entry to their form at http://welikeshooting.com/manticore - just leave some kind of message in the entry field.
About this SITE
Chris shares his experiences and perspectives on the fun he's having shooting guns all over the country.