There are at least three threads on this topic, so I'll call this one the master thread and won't link to all the others. The mods can merge if they're so inclined.
The FLRB is required by law to meet at least once each quarter. They haven't been doing that - perhaps because they see their work as futile. The federal government does not consider FLRB relief a full restoration of one's civil rights. Successful FLRB petitioners are still prohibited persons in the eye's of the federal government. Attorney Jason Guida had a number of FLRB petition pending, and sued the FLRB over their failure to meet and consider petitions as required by law. Guida is correct, state law is very clear. The board has resumed meeting.
EOPSS has now 'instructed' licensing authorities to revoke firearms licenses issued to people with FLRB relief. EOPSS is actually sending police chiefs a lists of names of people how have been granted relief and who now have LTCs or FIDs because those people are prohibited by federal
law from possessing
There's a clear conflict here between state and federal law. This isn't uncommon in a federalism system of dual sovereignty. Think marijuana and immigration, two areas where the states and the federal government are frequently not on the same page. However, in this case a bureaucrat has decided that federal law should prevail. This isn't much different than if EOPSS told the State Police to enforce federal marijuana laws. Without input from the legislature or the courts, EOPSS has decided to ignore state law and just do the ATF's bidding.
As far as we know, most police departments are ignoring these instructions for now and will wait until people with FLRB relief try to renew their licenses, at which point the FRB will refuse to process them. However, we've identified at least four and possibly six departments who are proactively revoking licenses.
Needless to say, this is a front burner issue for Comm2A. FLRB cleared individuals should contact us as soon as they hear from their PD or before they apply for a renewal: Questions / Help - Commonwealth Second Amendment, Inc. (comm2a.org)