Folks have opinions about government tyrany, but reality is that one guy can tie up thousands of men and millions of dollars in resources.
Multiply by 100,000.
Reminds me of the whole DC sniper incident. Two idiots with a rifle brought havoc on that whole region. Now imagine sane people armed with high caliber rifles that can really reach out and touch someone. Oh, and those rifles rarely hold more than five rounds, but they are a very effective five rounds.
Excellent point. When people ask what can the population do against an army, well, this guy shows how stupid that army can be.