Unlike Europe, the United States has a homegrown militia movement that is heavily armed and, to varying degrees, ready for battle. When the AR-15 is talked about as a “weapon of war on our streets,” it is frequently mentioned in the same breath how an insurrection in the United States would never stand a chance against the modern weapons of war wielded by the federal government. This would be news to the Viet Cong. People who make such statements are unaware of the dynamics of [asymmetrical warfare]. Anyone who feels frightened by a future they can't fight back against need only remember: The government isn't stupid, which is why they're still a lot more afraid of you than you should be of them. Our own Sam Jacobs' article Asymmetrical Warfare and 4GW: How Militia Groups are America's Domestic Viet Cong serves as a brilliant reminder of this.