The Colonists seem to do a pretty good job with Britain the first time. But they had guns on par with the military. But in the end how the f are we going to deal with a tank rolling into our neighborhood? Guns can't protect you from oppression alone. But without them it would be a lot easier. If a cop is doing something illegal, record it. A government official going beyond the bounds of his job is still considered a threat and can be shot if breaks into your house without a warrant or announcing his presence.