...Gun permit applications surged nearly 1,000 percent in New York's Jewish community since the December 28, 2019, attack on Hasidic Jews in a rabbi's home.
...The Washington Examiner reports that the surge is clear in Rockland County, the very county in which the rabbi's home was attacked.
...The Rockland County Clerk's office reported the "Nearly 1,000 percent increase in gun permit applications in the week following the Dec. 28 attack."
...Erik Melanson, owner of Rockland County's Precision Gunsmiths, said, "A lot of people are worried, especially the large Hasidic and Jewish community in Rockland County. I have had rabbis come in. Some of the rabbis already have concealed carry [permits]."
...On December 10, 2019, two attackers killed a Jersey City police officer, then holed up in a Jewish market, where three civilians were killed.
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