Power only matters in a life or death situation or in matters to prevent such life or death situations.
Regardless of our government now - to limit ourselves from even organizing would be a mistake.
The ability to defend oneself against one's government, no matter the odds, is crucial to one's survival.
To independence. To true individuality. Not prepackaged ideas that influence opinion or identity.
Your fetish with guns will get you dead - and certainly will not rain in your government,
It is far easier to open fire on a militia man than a democratic and purposeful civil disobedience movement.