We know how much San Francisco leaders love to hate guns. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is evicting San Francisco's only public shooting range, after 78 years on the shores of Lake Merced.
The gun club has no objections to the other conditions of the lease, which include increased liability insurance, compliance with anti-discrimination laws, and agreement to give 50 percent of its earnings from subleased land to the city. The club is also open to "working out the details" with SFPUC about the estimated $10 million tab to clean up the 14-acre plot that has been contaminated by bullet lead and clay pots.
City officials complained to CBS that the city hadn't been getting any of the $50,000 that the gun club collected in parking fees during the U.S. Open Golf Tournament in June. However, Tautenhahn said that "the agreement gives you 90 days.... The check just hasn't been sent yet, but they're going to get $25,000 as promised."
As you might expect, this gun club won't go out without a fight. Membes say they will resort to legal recourse -- not guns -- to keep their property.