The Appellate Division recently ruled that with respect to applications for handgun permits, a municipality cannot request information from the applicant that is not authorized by way of the State Police application form or statute.  In the Matter of Michael McGovern, the court wrote the following:  “However, the Legislature or the Superintendent of the State Police must authorize any requirement or condition for issuance of a handgun permit that goes beyond the terms of the statute and the State Police application forms.  Such requirements and conditions may not be added by individual municipalities or other licensing authorities.”

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