Rockland County officials see growing demand for guns in Hudson ValleyPosted: Updated:
There?s been a growing demand for guns in the Hudson Valley after the brutal death of 42-year-old Mary Nagle at her New City home back in April. The county received nearly 420 gun license applications for all of last year. Officials say so far this year that number has doubled. Investigators say Douglas Herrera-Castellanos strangled and raped the mother of two inside her home on Tamarac Avenue. Since then, the Rockland County Pistol License Department is being flooded with calls from people wondering what they need to do to get a legal gun. As of now, there are about 24,000 people licensed to own a gun in Rockland County. Officials say they go to great lengths to ensure those people are considered "safe" to use a firearm.