I have an Iver Johnson "Champion" in 410. My first shotgun when I was 5 years old. Love it!
I wanted one in 16GA a few years later, but my dad bought me a Winchester 16GA SXS double instead and I forget about the old I.J. for many years. When I was about 35, I dug it out of the safe and started hunting doves and with it. Great old gun.
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