No nation has ever survived the test of time, that is historical fact. We in the U.S. are no different. Our nation is in severe turmoil and getting worse by the month. We are ripe for the pickings. I don't intend on writing a thesis on our debt, our unrestrained spending, our instant gratification and not saving, our non-manufacturing country, our dependency on foreign goods and services and oil, not closing our borders to disease and additional welfare, unemployment at 20%, not the 9.1% the government wants you to believe, etc. etc. We are living on borrowed time my fellow gun enthusiasts. From ancient times to present, you are only as powerful as what you own or have access to. The average American citizen's net worth is in the negative. Last check, our government has each and every U.S. citizen $32,130.00 in debt, and grossly climbing. We are called the richest nation on earth, B.S. We are the most indebted nation on earth and have the least. The government, banks, and lending institutions own it all. And who owns most of those institutions? HINT: China and other foreign countries owning our debt. So, what should you do? That's your personal preference. I myself am just about prepared with a years supply of everything necessary to survive. If you believe everything will keep going as it always has, I sincerely hope and pray you're correct. If nothing else, every family should be prepared for a natural disaster, and have a minimum of one weeks supply of water, food, medicine, toilet paper, etc. The time of denomination as a super power are over. Finances dictate how powerful a nation is. We are not a collective one minded nation anymore. We are severely divided morally, financially and politically. I'm a senor citizen. In my life time I fully expect to see the destruction of the American dream. The middle class has all but been wiped out, by design. By law, the World Trade Organization (WTO), supersedes any U.S. law and the Constitution. Don't believe me, do some research and check it out! Off my soap box. Are YOU prepared?