1968 Attorney General ruling on additional permit requirements
If the legislature had intended that each municipal police department devise an appropriate
application form for the carrying of handguns it would not have expressly provided that the
application forms be prescribed by the Commissioner of State Police. The clear and obvious
intent of the General Assembly was to provide a uniform application for state-wide use by
all issuing authorities. The authority to prescribe such a form having been granted to the
Commissioner of State Police, a municipal police department may not alter, change or add
to the prescribed form no matter how laudable the intent or motive for doing so. Suggested
changes may be forwarded to the Commissioner of State Police for his consideration.
In view of the above, it is our opinion that a municipal police department may not require a
supplemental application for a permit to carry a pistol in addition to the application
prescribed by the Commissioner of State Police.