I think that the rural areas will be attacked by the government first. The cities will be circled around by the military and they will wait till many will kill them self in gun fights. But the rural is were 90% of the preppers are located and they know this for a fact. They have never like the preppers, they believe the preppers are anti Government pro Constitution, pro Liberty and Freedom.
So if you are them were would you go first? The cities have more liberals, Chicago, Boston, New York City, New Jersey, and so on. The government will still want them gone but they can let them kill each other.
The preppers will not kill each other and they are armed. They are the ones that they want to kill first.
I keep saying this because all of you need to know this and prepare and know they will come for you.