While I can see the temptation, it isn't going to work so well. That war was of states verses states, with access to military hardware on both sides. A revolution in the US today would consist of semi-organised armies of volunteers with rifles verses a government with long-range artillery, bomber aircraft, advanced intelligence-gathering equipment and much more powerful fully-automatic assault rifles.
Erm, yeah. So how did less than a thousand Islamic State "fighters" just defeat a state (Iraq) sponsored force 10 times their size when the state sponsored force has all of the stuff you seem so fearful of? You seem to think it will be a simple us vs them battle whereas the truth is that the "us" and "them" are both part of the same government. You do not think that some general will command his people to defend citizens from a government assault or that some FBI analyst might pass information about upcoming ops to the rag-tag bunch of high school students fighting for freedom in the foothills of Colorado? Etc etc. The personal weapons are just a prerequisite.