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LEONARDTOWN, Md. – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Corps is hosting a community meeting next week to discuss the ongoing issue of gun violence and how to address it. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 3 pm at the St. Mary’s County Church of Christ at 44850 St. Andrew’s Church Road in California.

“For the past several months we have seen an escalation the amount of violence in St. Mary’s County,” said Pastor Charlie Wharton. “Traditionally, when people of faith become aware of a crisis within a community, they are among the first to come forward to offer solutions. Our crisis of violence is just such an issue that needs to be addressed. No, churches can’t solve this problem alone, but we can be a force that gets the wheel spinning,” he said. 

For more information about the meeting, contact Pastor Wharton at charlie@stmaryscountychurch.com.  

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    1. There are valid reasons for separation of church and state ,,,,This issue , crime , killing and immorality is no reason for church to separate … We all need to work together . You take the context far beyond it’s intended meaning .

  1. It’ll be interesting to discuss just WHO is using these guns. Must be some similarities. Thanks joe. Unity. Safety. #bareshelvesbiden

    1. I checked, none of my guns have ever been violent. Some do kick a lot more than others, but never in a violent way.

      Going back in ‘my history’, I do recall when an original 1911 bit the webbing of my hand from holding too high on the grip and the slide bit me. But that was not the guns fault!

      Gun Violence is just another term made up by the media and politicians to catch the ear of people who are willing to follow without question.

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