You could be 100% totally in the right simply defending yourself buy the time the news media is done smearing you you will be no better then some no good street criminal and the police will exercise extreme prejudice on you same as Dorner, the Branch Dividians and Ruby Ridge. I have never seen so many trigger happy cops as the video of the Dorner shootout. What the hell were they shooting at? did they have a clear view of the target or were they just getting some full auto trigger time??
The propaganda machine is the enemy that we must be ready to defend ourselves against. They are intentionally pushing us toward violence. They want good peaceful Americans to shamefully give up their Constitutional rights, or be murdered. They aren't ignorant either. They know the meaning of the Second Amendment. They aren't doing it to reduce violence either. They are the exact tyrants our founders envisioned us needing the right to defend against. Those we see on TV pushing us into fourth generation warfare, are hypothetically going to regret threatening our lives. We have a right to defend ourselves.
We need Conservative states organizing militia forces. The states need to be pressed on this issue. States who pass laws to arrest federal agents attempting to enforce certain laws need to have the teeth to back it up. While we press the states on this I think simple neighborhood militias should be formed. We should also work with those counties with real Constitutional Sheriffs on organizing a militia they can call upon. Discussions between Sheriffs and residents should happen in these counties at least. There needs to be a significant increase in defensive forces to show these state laws, and statements from Sheriffs across the nation are more than unenforceable symbolic protest.
A small principled Patriot movement can be victorious. Patriots have to fight smart. They can't attack infrastructure that would alienate supporters. They can't target family of enemies, or let emotions make them act stupidly. It isn't hard for most to understand. If it comes to this it will be a war to free our nation from tyranny. It will be fought for the people, not against them. If they don't act against us, they should be spared from it as much as possible. Resentment caused from some people's inaction can't be used as an excuse for anything either, because it won't help anything. It's no different than being brutal because you were a victim of brutality. It still hurts the cause.
A hypothetical insurrection that makes the media and political leadership of the aggressors(those who have the chance), go into hiding out of fear of every citizen they see is what will happen. I think a fourth-generation war hasn't even been thought of by these instigators. They see standoffs like those in the past. I don't think they believe it could possibly touch them.
The Oath Keepers organization is something I think people should take a look at. It's made up of former/active duty military and law enforcement. Oath Keepers brochures are available to be mailed, handed out, or placed wherever you think could be effective. Outreach can make a vital difference. Many active duty patriots don't join, but are glad to see a movement of like-minded Patriots in similar positions as themselves. A small donation can also help more than some may believe IMO.