CALSAGA President David Chandler, along with several other Executive Board Members, met virtually with BSIS Chief Lynne Andres and BSIS staff this week. After recently returning to the office, BSIS employees are once again working remotely due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the office.
On behalf of CALSAGA, Chandler expressed the Association’s appreciation for working with us to expedite guard cards following the issuance of the Governor’s shelter in place order. As of June 1st, the BSIS has resumed normal processing operations.
The Bureau Chief asked us to express the urgent need for all CALSAGA Members to submit both Guard Card and Firearm Applications – both initial and renewals- to the BSIS via the online system BreEZe. The processing time for paper applications is significantly longer than applications submitted online and is currently experiencing additional delays due to the challenges with the pandemic.
BSIS Licensing staff has indicated that typos, missing documentation and other errors continue to cause processing delays. It is recommended that applicants confirm the accuracy of information submitted. Furthermore, applicants should ensure that LiveScan operators are entering the applicant’s social security number when submitting information. The social security number is not a required field and thus is often omitted which may also contribute to longer processing times.
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