Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato (above) told the Rockland County Times that since the Journal News published their now infamous interactive gun map two weeks ago, pistol permit applications have more than tripled in his office. He said about 50 persons have applied in the last two weeks. Normally in that span he might receive 15 permit applications, he said. Further making Piperato’s point, at a Friday press conference, Rockland County Legislator Aron Weider (D-Ramapo) publicly handed his application in for a pistol permit along with a check for $150. Weider said he did not want thieves to think of him as a soft target. “If that map is up, I want to be on the map,” Weider said.