Gosh, the PD interviews your neighbors before they allow you to buy a handgun? What is a FID card?Question for OP - do you already have an FID Card? If so, then I'm assuming your concern is for obtaining handgun purchasing permits. In my town, the PD go and interview your neighbors. That can be good or bad as I've found out from others I've spoken to here in town. I am friendly with all my neighbors, so they had no problem speaking to or saying good things about me to the PD. But if you are going to be new in town and your PD does this, you might not be so lucky.
I just filled out my application. Will call tomorrow for my SBI#. In case you didn't know, applicants now must submit their own requests for criminal background checks to the State on-line. First you get SBI from local PD, then you submit application and you get a confirm # you include with app you give to PD.
Glad I live in a state that doesn't require any of that nonsense. I can purchase anything I want without some type of card, police investigation or permission, I only need to have the NICS check done when purchasing a firearm from an FFL.