Hiring more IRS all the time, buying ammo in great quantities, getting a firmer grip on the power grid and the internet...so, why do you think the govt has to do it all in one day? Without your internet connection, how would you even hear about a roundup in 24 hours?
“how would you even hear about a roundup in 24 hours?”
That’s my little secret, but I have far more than the Internet to rely on.
They can’t round up all gun owners in 24 hours. Even if they recalled all active military, mobilized the national guard, and called up all police volunteers it would only equate to the manpower to “Round up” about 10% of the gun owning population in 24 hours. The 90% left would have no more illusions and the 10% would have taken some with them.
Well, the loud popping noises in the area would be a dead giveaway. As would the sudden total loss of Internet, landlines, cell phones, etc. Amateur radio would be jammed with news. Just shutting down the sympathetic radio stations would take full forces 24 hours; news may be brief but widespread. Neighbors talk; word of mouth moves fast when facilitated by driving and verified by mysterious prolific roadblocks.
And that assumes otherwise full success of your 24-hour roundup scenario, including the impossible ability to shut down the 'net all at once.
Remember: the raid at Waco, perpetrated by a large well-planned well-armed paramilitary agency with no other distractions, was stopped within the first couple minutes when their surprised soft targets (seeing the End Times unfold before them) fought back. Occupants held their own for over a month against a subsequent 10x larger far superior force. One site, a couple dozen soft targets, an unlimited attack force with incredible planning & supplies - 30+ days.
You can't do that 10,000,000 times over in one day flat.
I wish you guys were writing the script for Iraq and Afghanistan. We would have had total victory within two weeks. Looking at the advantages of the U.S. juggernaut in isolation of our vulnerabilities is nothing new, but it's also nothing that's panned out for us yet.
The thing is, in any operation, the enemy gets a vote. Everything you do causes a reaction, which causes other reactions. If this wasn't the case, then we would have won in any number of our overseas adventures very quickly.
The U.S. military (and the paramilitarized U.S. law enforcement) are plagued with systemic structural weaknesses in thinking and execution that have crippled our ability to win wars. These have gotten worse over time and continue unabated. If you think that those flaws will do anything other than increase ten-fold were they to turn their focus inward, I've got some beachfront property on Mars to sell you.
The U.S. security apparatus is a machine of incredible, staggering strength, built on a spiderweb of weak joints. It would win effortlessly at first. Terrifyingly so. Then it will unravel at the seams as those joints rattle themselves apart or are targeted and broken.