In the days after a machete-wielding madman allegedly stormed a rabbi’s home and attacked five people during a Chanukkah celebration, dozens of Jews in the Rockland County hamlet filed paperwork for gun permits.
Erik Melanson, owner of Precision Gunsmiths in nearby Valley Cottage, says business has been booming, with the Monsey violence and other anti-Semitic attacks a constant topic of discussion as Glocks and SIG Sauers fly off the shelf.
“A lot of people are worried, especially the large Hasidic and Jewish community in Rockland County,” said Melanson, who is Jewish. “I have had rabbis come in. Some of the rabbis already have concealed carry” permits.
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