A Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the United States

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1. It is the duty of the President of the United States to defend the integrity and sovereignty of the United States, from all enemies foreign and domestic; and from any Invasion whether armed or unarmed. If the President should fail to defend the United States from Invasion, that duty may and must be assumed by the several States, and failing that, by the People of the United States.

2. A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, and to the security of the Republic, the right of sane and law-abiding citizens of the United States to keep and bear arms appropriate to light infantry shall not be infringed by legislative action of the United States, by any of the several States, or any other level of government; nor shall any executive of any level of government decree a general disarmament except in specific and limited times and places which may not include any public space within 20 miles of any national border.

3. If any sane and reasonable person, not debarred from the vote by felony conviction, shall present themselves to a judge or justice-of-the-peace and request a permit to carry a concealed weapon appropriate to light infantry towards any lawful end such as self-defense, or defense of home, or defense against Invasion or Riot, and shall present documentary evidence or prove by personal demonstration that they are physically capable and sufficiently trained to use such a weapon, within no less than one week and no more than twenty-one days, such a permit shall issue and shall be honored in any and all of the United States; such a permit shall be considered to have no date of expiration and can be recalled only upon conviction of a felony causing a loss of State voting priveleges, or by medical certification for unfitness due to violent insanity or physical incapacity. The several States may, by actions of their legislatures, extend permissions as they see fit, to carry concealed weapons within that State to various individuals not meeting all of the qualifications listed in this section, but under no circumstances may any person not a legal resident of the United States be issued a permit to carry concealed weapons, nor shall they be considered as having any right whatsoever to keep and bear arms.

4. Any person naturalized in the United States, or born in the United States to a mother legally resident in the United States, is a citizen of the United States, and of the State wherein they reside.

5. No State, or any part of any State, shall deny to any persons under their jurisdictions the equal protection of the laws, nor deny them the due process of law in a timely manner; or deny to any citizen access to representative counsel, nor shall a citizen be denied access to such effective law-enforcement as may be needed to assure equal protections of the law.