Chesterfield Threatening to Strip Citizens of Right to Defend Property

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The City of Chesterfield is considering a new ordinance that would allow citizens to be punished for discharging a firearm in defense of their homes. Dave Roland recently offered testimony to the City Council (below,) pointing out that the Missouri Constitution explicitly states that “the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property… shall not be questioned.” The debate on this bill is starting to heat up, and we expect there to be a lively discussion of this constitutional provision at the next Chesterfield City Council meeting on January 18.