It's especially ironic that these critics are often the staunchest defenders of the 2nd Amendment, opponents of gun control. I suppose they figure everyone has the right to a gun and to defend their lives, except a righteous man, falsely accused. If it's wrong for a prophet to defend his life with a firearm, let every one of them give up their guns and vow to submit to whatever violence should come their way without resistance!
In fact, one of the great condemnations that will fall upon the sectarian Christian critics of Joseph Smith is because they'll fail to see the Biblical archetypes in him. Anti-Christian literature of the first centuries A.D. tell that Jesus' family was a bunch of ne'er-do-wells. His mother became pregnant out-of-wedlock and had to go to Egypt and then return not to Bethlehem, but instead to Nazareth because of the shame. The enemies of Christ's church then said that Jesus' miracles were just a few magic tricks he picked up during his years hiding in Egypt. His followers faked his resurrection by stealing the body of Jesus. And so on it goes. The supposed believers don't see the parallels in Joseph Smith's life to those of Moses, Samuel, David, and others.