"They've" been persecuting and prosecuting innocent civilians on various and sundry gun and conspiracy "violations" for years, when all they want to know is "who is the militia and what are their motives" ?
Essentially I see it as no more than an effort to protect their jobs .. job security, so to speak, violent union member beatin' up on a non-union worker trying to make a living and feed his family.
With o'zero's 70 something percent increase in government workers, it's inevitable there could be an "us VS them" scenerio that may or may not be deadly.
I think it would certainly be violent.
Governors and sheriffs would do well to protect their territory from federal invasion by having at the ready a truly well regulated militia.
The school district that my children attend has a program at the elementary school level called Watchdogs. It is group on volunteer dads who spend a day or two a month in thier childrens school. They do basic helping and act in an informal surveilance capacity, with the intend of reducing bullying.
With appropriate training, this idea could be taken a step further with ARMED parents who provide first level security. I know many of the dads who I participated with were CCW holders and hunters, and would be a formidable obsticle for any would-be bad guy.