A while back, years prior to our current troubles, I had a discussion on this topic with someone in law enforcement: “880K in LE, 80 to 90 million gun owners. Do the math. Do you think all of those 80 million plus will sit meekly at home waiting for you to knock on their doors? Every one of your neighbors know in which house a government agent lives; John and Mary from across the street won’t burn your house down at 3AM with you and your family in it, but I guarantee a number of their co-workers and friends know they live across the street from you. Today you’re a cop they call on for help; tomorrow you’ll be a government agent that has to be eliminated to protect themselves.”
If something like this ever starts there’s no reason for it to end before it’s completely over; cops, government bureaucrats, TSA agents, all will be on the list. You know that sweet little old lady who works part-time 3 days a week in the county tax office? Somewhere, there’s an angry taxpayer who had to pay $150 more in taxes that he didn’t think he owed, and that $150 was the difference between new clothes for the kids and eating spaghetti for a month.
It won’t be the U.S. Army against the Germans in WWII – one side won’t have Sgts, Lts, and Captains who can give orders to troops and expect them to be obeyed. It’ll be Ralph and maybe his cousin Chuck, or Harry across town, operating completely independently, each with a network of wives, girlfriends, kids, neighbors, friends, providing intelligence about the enemy. Guns? Sure, some. Gasoline, too. Hacksaws and chains as well – cut water lines and rip power meters off walls, pull transformers out of the ground, chop poles down. Government vehicles don’t move well with all 4 tires slashed. New ones? Sorry, Fred’s Tire and Auto is closed this month. Don’t know where Fred is, haven’t seen him, and he only takes cash anyway, no purchase orders.
No quarter asked, or given…