in the OP. In listing the potential actions the government may take against the People, I did not intend that people sit idly by. That's why I included:
"Engaging in violence now (except in self-defense)..."
For instance, if the government comes to take your guns, I think they should be met with opposing force. I imagine gun confiscation is pretty unpopular among law enforcement because of that realization (and the desire to maintain their own personal firearms).
In cases of legitimate self-defense, people can relate, and those acts will not hurt the cause.