I have never seen HA armed presence except for guarding, as part of the officially allowed Resistance, some restricted places. And they are (without showing any weapons) at the entries of Dahie only when there are bombing alerts.Your premise is wrong i have been stopped by HA several time be it in the south or dahie entries (2007-2009). Amal aswell and i am not mixing.
If and if you are right about france (which i do not believe that much) they are much smarter in hiding so the regular joes do not feel they are living under dominance.
Average Joes in France know very well that bowing to the Jewry is good for ones' carrier and not showing enough bowing towards the Jewry is bad for ones' carrier. Do you remember that Syrian-French girl who was eliminated from the voice program only because of her anti-Israeli tweets