It is unfortunate that some police stations lollygag because ultimately I believe that it is what it is. Granted some cities/towns
may be busier than others, but if a detective has a vested interest in getting it done, it will get done expeditiously. My wait was 28 days for an initial FID and 3 permits. 20 days from the time I was fingerprinted. The reality is there is nothing no one can do if a certain detective decides he doesn't care about getting it done fast. I know detectives in Paterson and they actually get offended when people apply for permits and let applications sit on purpose. All I can say is be patient, and be nice when you call to inquire about your application status, because there is nothing to stop someone from just letting your application collect dust. Kudos and much appreciation to those who get the work done fast and timely, (my detective called me regularly to give updates as well), and to those LEO's who may not be as diligent, remember we are the law abiding group doing things the right way. We will be the ones to assist God forbid there is a SHTF scenario and situation.