You may be right, but this is why they felt the need for the second amendment. The framers clearly recognized the citizenry needed to be on par militarily with the government or tyranny would be realized. The debates among the framers about the franchise make interesting reading.
I heard an interesting take the other day suggesting the founders would be as against 'representation without taxation' as we have for about half of the US as they were about 'taxation without representation'. Franklin predicted the end of the republic as soon as the populace found out they could vote their way into the treasury. He was right.
Daniel T Roll