Perhaps you should modify your first line in post #2 so that it reads: “they will try...”
I do fear that they will comply, one way or another, even if it requires that every mother's son of them be buried without their guns.
And we have just the man eager to accept Edgar's terms (MIB) in the white house right now.
I suppose I could have said "The Montanans will try not to." but then "One way or another..." wouldn't fit.