Google the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) for government standards. (standard .06 IIRC
They've got more good info than you'll have time to read!
Safariland, Second Chance and other manufacturers.
History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
If you think a strong military is expensive, think about what a weak one would cost