Do people have a right to resist officers with arms? Of course not, so it is surprising to see frequent claims to the contrary. If there ever was a question, it was settled by the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791 when President Washington found it necessary to call up the militia to enforce tax law. Another instance is the bonus march of 1932, some 15000 strong, which was dispersed by the army commanded by General MacArthur. The more recent doomed attempt by persons linked to Cliven Bundy to resist Federal Authority is yet another example.
Why then do persons believe the Second Amendment gives them the right to resist authority? Irresponsible political advertising may encourage such craziness. Is there another explanation?