Before my PC suffered a senior moment and lost some of my favorite piccies, I had one portraying colonials at Yorktown facing off against Brit regulars. It was commented something like: "They told us to surrender our guns, we shot them." The US military is volunteer. They will not fire on assembled citizenry -- until after the new Chairman manages to purge all of those who honor their oath to the Const above obedience to orders. After that, Yorktown again. For the same reasons. And, oddly enough, coming from the same compass direction. History is weird.