Terrorizing people who are apolitical or even supportive can result in making enemies. Likewise, people dedicated to the 2nd Amendment, aren't likely to be friendly either.
Question for you: if you were a LEO tagged to do this and knew you're going to either encounter someone who shoots you first (and accurately) or you blunder into an ambush, that kind of takes the edge off doesn't it? At the end of the day, LEOs want to go home and collect their pensions. Ditto for politicians.
Problem: you must be ambulatory and running 98.6 degrees to do that. Second best won't get you there.