I think you’re missing his point in the statement “One good reason the government should not own all the guns.”.
Not that these people necessarily, or others in a similar situation, would have benefited from shooting at the cops, but that try to imagine how widespread this sort of thing would be if all police knew for a fact that the general populace was completely disarmed? IOW, the deterrent factor.
Disarm the people and (in today’s environment and government) law enforcement will turn into nothing more than oppression; it’s going in that direction already. When there is no concern that the law abiding people can rise up and fight back, thuggery and brutality will be the order of the day. Been demonstrated over and over in history. And happening today in America.
OK, I can buy into that.
But I have seen posts here bragging about how no cop would violate the poster’s rights without paying a price. And lots of bloviating about individual armed resistance.
A widespread revolution by armed American citizens against an oppressive government might succeed. Stress might.
But armed resistance by individuals or small groups is just suicide by cop. See Ruby Ridge and Waco.
I agree that at some point such resistance becomes morally defensible and arguably even necessary. But those engaging in it should not deceive themselves about the consequences.