I’m all for reminding people of Ruby Ridge and Waco, but a couple of things bother me about such a line of thought. Firstly, such assaults on the citizenry happen every day in the name of the Drug War. Maybe not on the scale of Waco, but plenty big enough for us to notice. Secondly, if not a couple of crimes twenty or so years ago, everyone knows about the Civil War. Whenever I hear anyone questioning whether fedguv will have the will to pull the trigger on civilians I want to scream that they already have killed US citizens in the hundreds of thousands, and caused incalculable millions of dollars in property damage. Duh.
As true as your observation is, most just can’t seem to get their arms around that fact.
There are also lots of assaults that destroy families and businesses that don’t entail violence and therefore draws no media attention. The Reese family for instance. There has been a decades long silent FedMob campaign against the citizens of this country.