Some Hudson Valley residents were shocked to see a "new gun store" open up in the region.

"Chew's Guns & Ammo" recently appeared in Rockland County, New York.

Signs outside the store read "Guns. Army Surplus. Knives. Antiques. Ammo. Collectables. Buy Sell Trade," "Pelham's Favorite Gun Seller," "Guns Knives Surplus," "Buy Sell Trade," Antiques War Relics," and "We Buy Guns."

Some Hudson Valley Residents Upset Over 'New Gun Store' in Rockland County, New York

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Some residents in Rockland County got upset over the new store, which replaced an old Radio Shack on Main Street in the Town of Clarkstown, according to town officials.

"Many residents have expressed concern about a new gun store opening in that location," the Town of Clarkstown wrote on Facebook.

Reason For 'New Gun Store' in Town of Clarkstown, New York

Officials from the Town of Clarkstown posted on Facebook to provide a reason.

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Turns out FBI: Most Wanted is filming in New York State including in Rockland County, according to Rockland County officials.

Town of Clarkstown
Town of Clarkstown

"The Town of Clarkstown has become increasingly popular with film and television scouts. This week, FBI: Most Wanted is filming at a few locations across New City including the old Radio Shack on Main Street. Many residents have expressed concern about a new gun store opening in that location. Please be advised this makeover is for filming purpose only and is not an actual gun store," the Town of Clarkstown wrote on Facebook.

So this new store is actually not a real store and it's just being used for filming. More details about the filming were not released.

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New York released a report with the most recent number of violent assaults on inmates in state prisons. There were 134 inmate deaths noted in the report, although it doesn't break down the prisons where each death occurred or who caused them. Here's a look at some of the general violent incidents reported for 2020, which is the most recent data reported by the state. Compared to 10 years ago, inmate assaults have almost doubled. In 2011 there were 666 and in 2020 there were 1,205 reported. These numbers do not include inmate assaults on staff members. Overall, the number of unusual incidents includes things like assaults, deaths, accidents, sexual misconduct, and disruptive behavior.  According to the state,
"The number of unusual incidents has increased 132% from 5,980 in 2011 to 13,870 in 2020. These higher incident numbers were largely due to increases in assaults on incarcerated individuals (+81%), assaults on staff (+86%), contraband (+130%), disruptive behavior (+372%), and staff use of weapons (+1,035%)."
  In 2020, 1,836 weapons used to cut or stab, including ice picks, razor blades, can lids and shanks were discovered in state prisons around New York.

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