For now, I'll focus on the statutes.
Sec. 29-28. Application for permit. Notice of decision to applicant. This statute is where my 8 week argument comes from, seems cut and dry there. This statute outlines the process for the application itself.
Sec. 29-29. Information concerning criminal records of applicants for permits. Clearly discusses the criminal records portion of the law (clue: it's in the title of the statue). When you highlight and bold the second sentence, you completely leave out the first:
The local authority may, in its discretion, issue a temporary state permit before a national criminal history records check relative to such applicant's record has been received. Upon receipt of the results of such national criminal history records check, the commissioner shall send a copy of the results of such national criminal history records check to the local authority, which shall inform the applicant and render a decision on the application within one week of the receipt of such results.
As I read it, this statute illustrates what the procedure is if the local issuing authority issues a temporary permit BEFORE the criminal records check has been received. In such situation, when they do receive the background check MUST notify the applicant that was issued the temporary permit.
Look at the background/history as well (documented in the statutes, not my opinion)
History: P.A. 92-130 required issuing authority to record date fingerprints were taken, authorized forwarding of fingerprints to FBI for national criminal history records check, authorized issuing authority to issue permit before report from FBI is received, required issuing authority to inform applicant and render a decision on application within one week of receipt of report, and, if report has not been received within eight weeks after application is made, to inform applicant of delay, and prohibited issuance of permit if issuing authority has reason to believe applicant has been convicted of a felony;
So, yes, I'm playing the role of Devil's Advocate here, but this is how I read the statutes.