If enough numbers of people ie. the majority, really stood up, there wouldn't be nearly enough of them to pull the triggers. They, the average police officer/soldier have not faced such a scenario ever before. It would be inconceivable to them and common humanity would come to the fore. Very few would turn the guns on their own people, family, friends. Only some die hard headcases, easily over powered by numbers. You would be left with a quivering exposed power base that would immediately make every effort to negotiate for its own survival, and this would mean on your/our terms, and 'they' would be quite willing to co-operate as it is the nature of a virus to mutate. We'd be the architects of what it mutated into. Therefore, no need for the AK47. That's their fear toy. We don't need them.