This five page report in the NY Times describes how the fringe right is mobilizing under Glenn Beck and even the old John Birchers into a movement that is hording guns and canned goods in anticipation of a nationwide revolt. "We'll go to Washington and take back our country" they say.
My question - exactly how do these people believe they can walk out with firearms and "take back" anything? Exactly who will they be pointing the guns at, and under what circumstances could they possibly get any result other than arrest? There are a lot of people who imply that simply by showing up armed, they can get results. Please explain to me how this would ever work in the real world?