We often wonder what made government turn out the way it did, I am reminded of a speech given by John Adams to the military in 1798 where he warned his fellow countrymen stating, "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
This I believe is telling because if you think about it this is the reason we have to keep adding laws to our books because people with no morals are not fit to govern themselves. I have no problem with a moral, upstanding person owning a fully auto M60 or even an RPG however I don't think I like the idea of the local Black Panther Party or the neighborhood crack dealer owning one.
By the same token there is nothing in the constitution about not beating your wife or not sexual abusing children because the the founding fathers never thought we would have turned into such a debase society.
Just Dukes two cents worth.