when I was waiting for my permit, my PD went past the deadline. they called me and told me the delay was because they were having issues determining my suitibility because I'd never met any of my managers in person. I'm a subcontractor for a national company, all communication is via phone, email, and company website. the detective did speak to all 3 of my managers though over the phone and all 3 gave me superb references. I stated several times to the detective "I don't see why the hell that matters, that has nothing to do with my suitibility". they didn't like that so much. I then harassed the PD for my dates several times in one day, and the next day I got the call to pick up my permit.
this is just an attempt to copy NY's way of doing things for a pistol permit, where they do a 6-9 month long investigation on the person to determine if they can genuinely be trusted with a gun.
if this passes, the only thing it will accomplish is a drastically longer wait time after applying, and much lower % of people getting approved, and a LOT of pissed off citizens