James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released hidden camera video on Thursday, which shows Wisconsin’s Russ Feingold, a Democratic challenger for U.S. Senate, telling a Palo Alto, California, fundraiser that Hillary Clinton might use an executive order to enforce gun control.
In a video shot during the fundraiser, O’Keefe asks Feingold, “If there’s still Republican control in Congress, and if Hillary is elected, is there anything she can do could do to, uh…”. Feingold jumps in and says, “Well, there might be executive order.”
O’Keefe responds by acting like he was learning this for the first time. In a surprised voice, he saus, “Oh, so she can…I know that President Obama…” Feingold then takes over the conversation, saying, “He did some executive orders with the aspects of waiting periods. But what we all need is to win the Senate, have her there, and then put pressure on the House. And we might win the House.”
O’Keefe also spoke with Amy Rao, Clinton’s friend and host of the fundraiser. On hidden camera video, Rao says, “Hillary wants to shut it down. She wants to shut it down,” referring to guns.
Rao continued: “If we can get guns away from everyone in this country, she’ll close the loopholes, get rid of assault weapons. She’ll get rid of being able to buy, you know, unlimited bullets. She’s going to make all that stop.”
The line that stands out the most to me in this article is, “if we can get guns away from everyone in this country, she’ll close the loopholes, get rid of assault weapons.” This is the kind of willful ignorance of the left that drives me out of my mind. And the arrogance of those in power that allow this kind of willful ignorance to spread. An assault weapon is often misconstrued as as a military automatic weapon. Which one needs a special permit to acquire and isn’t available to the average citizen in the U.S. But this kind of language makes it sound to the average person who knows nothing about guns that there’s a big scary weapon out there that anyone can buy.
Second, simple hand guns can be assault weapons. More deaths happen through hand guns than big scary black rifles. And if we really want to be realistic, recent crimes statistics have shown that more people have died in recent years from physical fights than firearms in general.
This “gun show loophole” people talk about are personal sales. Also known as privates sales. Meaning, if you’re at a gun show, a private individual can sell you his gun. Most states require a background check but this kind of instance doesn’t always involve one.
Here’s the thing… even if the law was enforced in a way that made the gun show loophole completely illegal, it wouldn’t stop. People who want to sell firearms are going to sell them. Remember when making marijuana illegal totally stopped the sales of marijuana? And how it didn’t cause lots of youths to be thrown in jail for minor drug offenses with maximum penalties in already overrun prisons? Yeah, that worked out great.
I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again. Making something illegal won’t stop crime from happening. And thinking that there’s such a thing as “common sense gun control” is one of the biggest lies the media has taken part in perpetuating to the public.
But let’s face it. HRC doesn’t want to just get rid of assault weapons or loopholes. She wants all your guns. I guarantee you it’s one of her goals. And if she gets her Supreme Court picks who will undoubtedly be anti-second amendment nuts, she’ll have her way, with or without the House or Congress’s consent. I dare anyone who says otherwise to look at how Obama sold the internet to the U.N. recently. Nothing is beyond the realm of possibility when it comes to the power these monsters have.