Using Ronald Regan to push "gun control" is shameful. Regan was the one that signed in the Firearm Owners Protection Act into law. The 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act is what banned automatic weapons and "assault rifles", and prohibited a federal firearm registry. If you really think he supported blanketed background checks; you are forgetting that it was Regan who said "I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.".