Could it be that a lot of people don't understand the Hughes Amendment to mean fully auto? :dunno
I suggest that very few people outside the NFA hobby community even know there is a Hughes Amendment.Could it be that a lot of people don't understand the Hughes Amendment to mean fully auto? :dunno
Thanks for that TIITL. Had never seen it before. I remember reading that after the FOPA passed with the Hughes Amendment attached, Reagan asked the NRA if he should sign it or not. The NRA had fought long and hard to get the key provisions of the FOPA passed and didn't want to lose all those gains over machine guns so they told Reagan to sign it and said they'd work to repeal the MG manufacturing ban the next go around. Needless to say that never happened. It makes me angry to actually see how this molestation of a fundamental Constitutional right came to be. Unfortunately the optics of repealing the ban are such that I think the only way it will ever die is if SCOTUS kills it as unconstitutional.I suggest that very few people outside the NFA hobby community even know there is a Hughes Amendment.
I say again, only in Washington DC can an act entitle The Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986, ban an entire class of firearms.
If you have never seen the midnight video you can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Mx2UcSEvQ