Back in December 2019 along about the time the petition to recall the Governor the link from DMV records to CHL holders was "turned off" in the way OSP conducts background checks. Retaliation for the recall petition maybe? I dunno?Then explain to me why I had to wait over a week for the handgun I bought in August? At that time I started at something around #2500.
On August 21 2020 (a Friday) the aforementioned "link" was turned back on so CHL holders went back to the front of the queue. Maybe to help alleviate the massive back log of background checks in the OSP queue.
So if your background check was submitted before August 21 2020 and you had a valid CHL weather you used it for identification purposes or not, if you were not an instant pass, you got put at the end of the line.
IT IS VERY OBVIOUS THAT OSP CAN TURN THIS "LINK" ON AND OFF AT WILL OR AT THE DIRECTION OF SOMEONE IN COMMAND (LIKE THE GOVERNOR).