Would that make us easier to round up? As hard as it is (& expensive) to travel to a protest far away, I’ve often thought that people should line the nearest main street to their home or work at a given time, on a given day- enough so the local media would have to cover it, as a display of support or dissent on a given issue. Not as a protest per se, & only with the occasional signage to clarify the position, but as an unspinnable (or corruptible) visible accounting.
It’s sad that it’s come to this, but visible physical presence is about the only way the truth could be seen. Our media, polls, & even elections, lie way too often.
I think that's what the 19 January thing is all about.
"Gun Appreciation Day" or somesuch.