I live in a little town and I'm trying to get a business license, an FFL for a gunsmithing shop, and the local government said no today - despite my having all my ducks in a row and meeting every single requirement for local, state and federal licensing they said no. I was polite but deep down I am royally pissed. Their stated reason was 'it would increase traffic', despite the fact the business is invitation only and would mean me getting perhaps 2 customers per week. This would mean my only chance for a job is gone. Can I appeal to the state, county, or federal government, and how would I go about doing it? The BATF could not answer me with certainty.