At a fundraiser for Russ Feingold, the Wisconsin Democratic Senate candidate, a disguised James O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas, captured him suggesting Hillary Clinton would issue an executive order to go after gun owners if elected president.
In August, O’Keefe infiltrated the $2,700 per-person fundraiser in Silicon Valley with another journalist and spoke to Feingold directly.
“If there’s still Republican control in Congress, and if Hillary is elected, is there anything she can do to..." -- Feingold jumped in, “Well, there might be an executive order.”
Feingold added, “[Obama] did some executive orders with the aspects of waiting periods. But what we all need is the Senate, have her there, and then put pressure on the House. And we might win the House.”
In regards to his state of Wisconsin, Feingold believes that a majority want “common sense” gun reform.
“They believe there should be background checks. Overwhelmingly, they believe there should be background checks for the internet and for gun shows,” he added.
Other donors at the reception were upset that Feingold took such a lazy stance on gun control.
With the Wikileaks dump, it has been confirmed that Clinton would seek an executive order to close the so-called gun show loophole. O’Keefe then talked to Amy Rao, one of the hosts for the Feingold event and a friend of Hillary Clinton. She said, “Hillary wants to shut it down. If we can get guns away from everyone in this country, she’ll close the loopholes; she’ll get rid of assault weapons, she will get rid of being able to buy, you know, unlimited bullets. She’s going to make all that stop.”
Another female donor at the reception was disappointed with Feingold's stance and expects much more of the candidate: “I wanted him to be stronger. Nobody needs a frickin’ handgun.” But alas, she concedes, “He wants to be elected. He is from Wisconsin."
Rao blamed Obama for failing at getting guns out of the people’s hands but added that if anyone could do it, Hillary could.
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