Gun applications in New York Jewish community spike to nearly 1,000%

Applications for gun permits are surging in New York’s Rockland County after five Orthodox Jews were stabbed at a Hanukkah celebration at a local rabbi’s home.

The Rockland County Clerk’s office reported a nearly 1,000% increase in gun permit applications in the week following the Dec. 28 attack. The county clerk received 65 new gun permit applications, according to the New York Post. Before the attack, the office received an average of about six applications a week.

All but five of the new applications originated from the town of Ramapo, where the attack took place. Ramapo contains several heavily Jewish communities.

"A lot of people are worried, especially the large Hasidic and Jewish community in Rockland County," said Erik Melanson, who owns Precision Gunsmiths in Rockland County. "I have had rabbis come in. Some of the rabbis already have concealed carry [permits]."

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