Also, why do these militia/patriot types think its their prerogative to use lethal force or violence to get what they want? WTF?!? That is what criminals do. Isn't this obvious enough?
Look, I completely disagree with these guys and think what they're doing is stupid and counterproductive, but to say that it's "obvious" isn't correct. There have been other cases of armed actions and occupations that through the lens of history have been celebrated. The violent sitdown strikes of the 1930s are a good example: workers basically occupying a factory, taking up arms and fortifying it, and then engaging in battles against law enforcement and the private owners who try to remove them. Or armed Black Panthers occupying the California state capitol building, marching into a session of the legislature fully armed, and to everyone's credit, there was no violence. Again, I don't agree with this practice, but it is something that does happen in the US every now and then, and we don't simply label them all with the terrorist paintbrush each time.