The Department of Homeland Security says if you don’t agree with the government’s response to COVID, you are a Domestic Violent Extremist.
I disagree. Those of us who disagree with the government and its response to COVID haven’t even BEGUN to get violent, yet. So far, the only violence has been on the part of the government, BLM, Antifa, and other left wing groups. Yes, you read that right- the government itself is a left wing group.
If even one in a thousand of the United States’ one hundred million or more gun owners decide to get their violence on, that would be somewhere around 100,000 armed, pissed off people to deal with. The people who look like everyone else, and can blend into their surroundings fairly easily. Many of these shooters are extraordinary marksmen, capable of shooting a paper plate from 200 or more yards away.
Keep in mind that the Taliban managed to occupy a significant fraction of the US military for two decades before the US became disinterested and finally got their asses handed to them. That is with a military whose supply lines, home bases, and manufacturing base was 10,000 miles away, safe from goatherders without the means to bring that violence to the home front.
Don’t tell me how easy it would be to find and destroy such a force. The US government can’t even control weapons and other contraband in its Federal Prisons, much less inside of an entire nation. For them to try would likely increase the numbers of pissed off resistance members 100 fold.