I’m thinking they must be trying, really trying, to push people over the edge.
If someone snaps and fights back, they believe it will validate their narrative.
If people could know in advance when the gestapo comes for a citizen’s guns, a show of force could be made with dozens or hundreds of armed men.
They would not want to risk a confrontation like that.
They want a confrontation. They want blood and violence. They will exploit it like all get-out and ride it like a rented mule.
Then...let’s go over the edge. Look’s like it’s coming anyways.