But it is a side issue here. The main point was that it is very difficult for civilians to obtain these firearms despite your repeated, incorrect, claims that people are wandering around with fully automatic weapons killing everyone. The dates and acts that led to this difficulty are a side issue and apparently, now, an attempt to score some sort of political shot ("America's favourite gun grabber, the conservative's hero and shining light, Republican Ronald Reagan").
I didn't say they weren't increasing. I said "no" to your claim they are rapidly increasing in frequency. There's still not evidence that's true and that these are anything but outliers.
However, let's just grant your claim that they "rapidly increasing in frequency." That doesn't justify taking away firearms from innocent, law-abiding people. I just doesn't. People have a right to own firearms.
No MJ it is not "very difficult for civilians to obtain these firearms". Pre 1986 fully auto's are, sure, but semi-auto's are not and like I posted earlier, it's very easy and completely legal to mod your AR-15 to fire like a fully auto by "bumping" it which is easy to do and inexpensive. Here's the video again if you missed it- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm1mBhLNT_s
And here's another- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeDcEadNYX8 and another http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fE8zstf_bg And here's my favourite- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=4F8Z5ooMZpY
Gun murders have gone down since the eighties by 40%, spree killings on the other hand, one's like Sandy Hook and Aurora, and have increased dramatically . They would not be increasing if semi-auto's were illegal.