Congressional Democrats emerged from the Capitol building Thursday afternoon from their 25-hour long "sit-in" in the House of Representatives sleepy but satisfied with what they'd accomplished. They may not have secured a vote on gun control legislation they were demanding in the wake of the Orlando terror attack, but they had grabbed headlines across the media that portrayed the their gun control ploy as a historic civil rights crusade. To the tune of "We Shall Overcome," members of the Democratic caucus sang outside the Capitol: "We shall pass a bill, some day."
But there was a glaring flaw in the gun-control-as-civil-rights narrative: The ACLU had condemned the Democrats' top gun control initiative as antithetical to constitutional rights to due process.
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