From: PolitickerNJ – Assemblyman Jay Webber, (R-26), said that while it was encouraging to see illegal guns off the street, he has received calls from constituents who have been experiencing delays in approvals of their gun permit applications, which go through State Police.
“They have waited far more than 30 days,” he said. “Some have waited for several months.”
(Attorney General Jeffrey) Chiesa said he believes much of the delay stems from a large backlog in the number of applications that need to be processed. State police have been deluged by the large number of applications made, especially after the Sandy Hook school massacre last December in Newtown, Conn.
To address the backlog, he said the number of troopers working on application processing will increase from 9 to 13. The four additional officers are being trained on the paperwork, he said.