Conservatives, being Second Amendment stalwarts, are usually pretty chill about accidental shootings. “Fake News Exposed: Accidental Gun Deaths Plummet To All-Time Low,” reported the Daily Wire. “Every story about an accidental shooting in the home will be repeated again and again,” complained columnist Thomas Sowell, “while a thousand stories about lives saved by defensive uses of a gun will never see the light of day in most newspapers or on most television newscasts.” “Pools, knives, and pillows cause more accidental deaths than guns so I am not going to let you anti-gun weasels demonize my self-defense tool just because it makes you wet your pants,” wrote Bruce W. Krafft of The Truth About Guns. But last week, an apparent gun accident resulting in a woman’s death led to conviction on only a minor charge, and conservatives went (forgive the expression) ballistic. That’s because in this case the guy with the gun happened to be unauthorized immigrant José Inés García Zárate, whose careless discharge of a weapon killed San Francisco resident Kate Steinle in 2015. Prosecutors had been going for a murder conviction, with felony involuntary manslaughter as the jury’s main lesser-offense option — which people watching the case closely think is the reason prosecutors failed to convince jurors to return a harsher verdict than the firearms charge they approved. Even some conservative lawyers agreed that, given that Zárate didn’t appear to want to shoot anyone, the verdict wasn’t so far-out. Don’t tell rightbloggers that, though: They know it was because San Franciscans, like all liberals, love foreigners and don’t care if they kill Real Americans. It may help to know that conservatives had been pushing Zárate from the get-go as a poster boy for tough immigration laws: He had multiple drug offenses to his credit, had killed a pretty young white woman, and lived in San Francisco, an eternal right-wing hate object as well as a “sanctuary city” — one of several U.S. municipalities, including New York, that had vowed to protect their many unauthorized foreign residents from untoward federal prosecution by authorities such as the increasingly aggressive U.S. Immigration and