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Oakton Church Hosts Meeting on Gun Violence

Thursday meeting at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax aims to start community conversation.

An Oakton church will hold a meeting this week to gather input on gun violence.

A group of residents at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax on Hunter Mill Road is inviting friends, neighbors and concerned citizens to talk on a local level about the national conversations about gun violence that have grown from the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

It's "an opportunity to meet and talk with your fellow citizens as a launching pad for taking action to end gun violence," an organizer wrote in an announcement posted on Oakton Patch. "While the federal government is finally primed to take action, it is vital that local evidence of support be organized to push for new policies that finally end this source of pain and suffering."

At the state level, Gov. Bob McDonnell's recently-formed task force on school safety met for the first time monday, .

That task force is expected to give an early round of recommendations Jan. 31.

To attend Oakton's meeting on Thursday, register here.

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, Va.

Post your own announcement on Oakton Patch here, then stay up to date on all news, announcements, blogs and events with Oakton Patch's daily newsletter.

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