Here is the response that I got to this post:
Going out in a blaze of glory, so the newly installed dictatorship can sleep safely at night is the way to go. Thinking that 1 in 1000 will resist is nice, but in reality, the SWAT team has a really good idea of which person will resist, and who will not. Yet, the image of a gun owner being locked up, and spending their life savings defending themselves will cause 99% of the remaining “resisters” to reconsider their position. The media will make sure the first dozen or so people getting massive jail terms or fines ends up all over the press. And, resistance will shred.
What you are forgetting is this: Once the cops gun down the first gun owner, it’s on. It would be a rather stupid tactic for gun owners to simply continue their lives while cowering in their homes, waiting for the knock on the door. Too many of us have seen how that movie ends.
Instead, prudence and proper tactics would say that the police are now enemy combatants. The only way to win such a conflict would be to attack the enemy where he is weak. The lone officer sitting on the side of the road. The cop out playing with his kids in the yard. Much easier than taking on the stack outside of your door. The only question would be how many gun owners would take on the fight, and how many would turn their guns (and their fellow gun owners) in to the police, so they could keep their pension?