Jonesy, Military and State Police, I would expect the Military to have a far broader range of weaponry but don't make the mistake in thinking that Joe sixpack is equal to the State Police mate, he's not even close old son.
Sam I appreciate your points. But not all Joes are are meth heads. Some of those groups have people with skills and with a well rehearsed decent plan, will ruin LE’s day. LE is not going to have the firepower, and assets that the military has. No shake and bake fire missions to soften up positions, no 25 Mike Mike to pulverize buildings and strongpoints, no 240 to surpress the $hit out the bad guys.
Did you regularly conduct squad battle drills, and learn how to overcome a fatal funnel? Did you ever worry about somebody building a bunker in a drug house? Did you ever look for “ mouse holes” in the walls covering your avenues of approach? These are some of the tricks the militias will pull, not all are jokes to be sneered at.