All this gun control BS got me thinking about what happen with Full auto weapons NFA in 1986. I have been reading up on it and the other various firearm acts but the sources are not too indepth. I was but a mere child at this time so I dont know how it happened. Maybe some of members who were into shooting at this time might be able to enlighten me. A few questions that I have: Was it the same type of situation that is currently happening or was the ban piggybacked on something that seemed good and subsequently passed? What was the opinion of the public and Pro 2A organizations. What were your and other firearm enuthusiast thoughts at the time? Was there a problem with criminal activity and full auto firearms? What were Regans reasons for this Ban and his support of the assault weapons ban of 94? Were AR and AK full auto type rifles not popular at the time? Anything else you would like to share that may be relevent?