San Francisco Gun Shop Back in Business

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    One of the guns police found.

    San Francisco police officials say the city's only gun store will be allowed to resume its five-decade-old business over the objections of some neighborhood residents.

    Police officials on Wednesday gave conditional approval to renew a license for High Bridge Arms, which has operated for five decades on Mission Street but shut down when a permit expired in February.

    The store has a new owner and a new look.

    And after today, it will soon have a new "open" sign out front.  The approval came after more than an hour of public testimony at a permit hearing at police headquarters.

    Most of the 14 people who spoke supported allowing the gun store to resume business.

    But some neighborhood activists said the business is inappropriate for a residential neighborhood because of fire hazard and possibility of firearms getting in the hands of criminals.