Absolutely no need for an all out war - the number of enemy to be harshly dealt with would be the number of those legislators approving such a theft. I am guessing the number would be less than 300.
I am guessing you are wrong. At a minimum it's a couple of thousand, to include Commissions, Czars and their staff, etc. The criminals can't exercise their power without triggermen.
Ever looked into the way vermin extermination works?
It's never bothered them before, but the bottom of the bureaucratic food chain of enforcers is NOT a job I would want to have for the next few years.