Hear The Freedom Center Defend The Right To Bear Arms

For those who were not able to attend the January 18 City Council meeting in Chesterfield, you can now hear Dave Roland go mano-a-mano with those who believe that the right to bear arms does not include the right to fire those weapons.  If you don’t know what all the fuss is about, click here. […]

Class in Rolla This Weekend: Birth of the U.S. Constitution

This Saturday in Rolla, Missouri, the Freedom Center’s director of litigation, Dave Roland, will be offering a class on the Birth of the U.S. Constitution.  Attendees will learn about the origins of constitutionalism under English law, the Articles of Confederation and the crisis of government following the American Revolution, and the intense national debate over […]

VICTORY: St. Charles Drops Charges Against Signature Gatherers

For Immediate Release: January 21, 2012 Victory for Petition Circulators: St. Charles Drops Charges, Acknowledges First Amendment Right to Gather Signatures St. Louis, Missouri—In response to pressure from the Freedom Center of Missouri, St. Charles City Attorney Mike Valenti announced this morning that the City will drop charges against two petition circulators who were cited […]

Freedom Center Stands Up for Right to Gather Signatures

Last weekend, police in St. Charles, Missouri, detained and cited two people simply for gathering signatures on public sidewalks in support of a ballot initiative that would allow voters to decide whether to legalize marijuana and regulate it in a manner similar to the way alcohol or tobacco are regulated. At the time, the officers […]

The Principal Office of Government

On January 4, 2012, Dave Roland gave this speech (text version may be found below) at the state capitol in Jefferson City, explaining the historical context for Article I, Section 2, of the Missouri Constitution. That provision reads: “All constitutional government is intended to promote the general welfare of the people; all persons have a […]

Chesterfield Threatening to Strip Citizens of Right to Defend Property

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 […]

Trial Court Rules Against Brooke Gray