Most states do a FBI background check. A deeper check than instant check when you get a new firearm. It is more like a background check that federal employes might get when applying for a medium sensitive job involving carrying a gun.
Having the gov on lock down could well slow the CC permit process. I would be surprised if it did not.
If you think waiting for a CC permit is a long wait, jump through all the hoops to teach CC classes. That is a real long process.
Last edited by AR10; 10-03-2013 at 08:45 AM.