The Hughes Amendment to the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 banned the possession of machine guns produced after May 19, 1986 except for the police, military, and Class 3 dealers. The impact of that was to make pre-1986 machine guns more valuable. It also meant that you and I will never be able to own something like shown below until, and unless, the law is amended.
I’ve been cruising Instagram the last few days searching for new product introductions that will be seen at the SHOT Show. This morning I came across this .45 ACP subgun from LWRC International that will be shown at SHOT.
If that doesn’t make you hate the Hughes Amendment, nothing will.