A very good Question.
This happens now, of course.
The best result would have a law which stated that if a Chief did that, an applican would be able to apply directly to the Department of Public Safety.
But since no change in the law has actually been available to review, I can't say.
But ay least the had a more or less specific change in mind and a statement that they did 'not wish to make things any worse' for the law abiding citizen.
The scariest thing remains the matter of preemption. If the State can be deemed to have 'preempted' local authorities power with regard to the power to issue permits, the cities ans towns would not be able to enact their own measures, as has happened in "Grove Park" and "Skokie" where the municipalites were allowed to have their own prohibition on hand gun ownership.
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