Other Rights our Opponents Don’t Believe In

Add Amendment Six of the Bill of Rights to the list of rights that anti-gun groups happily disparage:

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Miguel has the evidence. I’d note that even other lefties are asking them to get off the crazy train at this point. I think Miguel is correct that they will likely come to regret, over the long term, throwing in their lot with the charlatans who played the media and the American public about the true nature of this case. For people who became emotionally invested in the case, and the conclusions driven by the narrative, they will likely never accept the truth, no matter how hard it punches them in the face. But the majority of the American public, I believe, ultimately, views the Sixth Amendment guarantee as an important one.

Our opponents’ only hope, at this point, is to continue foaming at the mouth, and hope that other mouth foamers are willing to open their wallets. For the Brady Campaign, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Violence Policy Center, I think the focus for several years now has been saving their phony baloney jobs, rather than attempting to seriously engage at the level of public policy. That’s a good thing for us, but unfortunately for us, Bloomberg is a lot smarter and more strategically minded than I think these guys ever were.

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