They (for the most part) have already picked a “side”.
If they can't keep USA law abiding citizens sufficiently cowed into submission, their next paycheck is in doubt.
It won't be the DOD that attempts to forcibly disarm the populace.
It will be local “union” police forces.
Pay close attention to your county Sheriff's activities.
He or she will either stand with you or against you, when the feds and the unions start flexing their muscles.
The sheriffs are a little thin here.
They might need some help keeping order.
Whether they get it depends on their attitude.
Historically, the sheriffs have the power to "deputize" private citizens in fighting crime and keeping law and order.
I think a powerful case could be made that the best return on investment in these times for our political efforts might be that expended in electing constitutional sheriffs. They are the leaders on the front line. If push comes to shove, this means...
“They (for the most part) have already picked a side.
If they can’t keep USA law abiding citizens sufficiently cowed into submission, their next paycheck is in doubt. It won’t be the DOD that attempts to forcibly disarm the populace. It will be local union police forces.”
No doubt; t hey will do as they are ordered. Here in NJ we laid off thousands of them over the last few years; they weren’t effective anyway (they really weren’t allowed to do their jobs), and they cost a ton of money, so I have no complaints as they were let go. A lot of them are looking for opportunites in growing states rather than the dying northeast, because those days are over when they would just keep expanding while crushing the taxpayers. There simply aren’t enough companies and individuals to tax anymore; they bled them dry and chased them out, and what is left (the permanent urban underclass and illegal aliens) don’t pay taxes.