Note to all readers. This information was in error. I had an attorney who represents many FFL’s across the country with license matters as well as NFA cases contact me. I’ve consulted with him several times on these types of matters. He informed me there has been no change in the law or BATF policy. Local law enforcement does not have to do the fingerprints.
So nothing has changed this was an error caused by some rather unclear information on the ATF website. The requirement is for explosives only.
The source of this article was a very large, very well known brick and mortar gun retailer. Someone there was obviously given in correct information which was passed onto us.
My apologies for the confusion.
Steve (Phil previously took the blame, but the blame falls squarely on me)