San Francisco to consider video recording of gun, ammunition sales

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is voting on an ordinance requiring video recordings of all gun and ammunition sales, footage that could later be used in criminal investigations.

The proposal on Tuesday's agenda led the city's only gun shop to announce in September that it would close for good rather than subject customers to any surveillance requirements.

The ordinance would also require vendors to submit a weekly report to police on ammunition sales, including the type and amount of ammunition bought and information identifying the buyer. The provision applies to vendors who sell in San Francisco, or deliver to addresses in San Francisco.

Chicago officials approved a similar requirement last year.