In the six Hudson Valley counties north of New York City, 14,293 people received handgun permits in the last five years.
Vincent Acocella was one of them.
The retired Pearl River architect believes in staunch gun control laws. He said the last thing New York or any state needs is anyone walking in off the street to pick up a handgun with no questions asked. But a couple years ago, the 69 year old Acocella went through all the necessary paperwork, the gathering of references, and the gun safety course required for a permit in Rockland County.
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