Sometimes one wonders if they are worth saving.

Hissy fits across San Francisco because the last gun store is re-opening for business. Is this a source of illegal weapons? No. A dangerous place to have in a neighborhood? No. Some lone redneck opening a brand new stroe? Nope. The store has been at the same address for 50 years.

The problem is just plain hoplophobia with a good measure of fake intellectual superiority.

Still, the Northwest Bernal Alliance and three other local groups are urging authorities to deny a permit to High Bridge Arms gun store on Mission Street after a brief closure because its members don’t want such a place “near our homes and/or schools.”

Officially, the organizations are not opposed to people owning guns, Alliance member Jaime Ross told me. They’d just “rather have something the neighborhood could enjoy – a laundry or wine and cheese shop.”

Really, why do we even bother with fruitcake city? They do have a right to be highly stupid and they exercise it well.