North Charleston law enforcement agencies and community stakeholders are coming together for a town hall tonight to devise a plan to reduce the number of firearms in the community, lessen the threat of gun violence and make the community safer.  

“We believe the first step in the process must be educating the public and our public officials on what each of us can do to help,” pastor Thomas Dixon wrote in a press release.

The S.A.V.E. North Charleston Town Hall will open with a series of presentations highlighting the severity of the gun violence problem in the community. Then, a number of action steps community leaders believe will help reduce violent crime will be introduced. During the second half of the town hall, the floor will be opened for questions and constructive comments from attendants. 

Presentations will be from the Palmetto Hope Network, Tri-county Gun Violence Coordinating Council, Read Mad, North Charleston Police Department, Positive Vibes Ronjanae Smith Inc. and the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. 

North Charleston’s mayor and City Council, Charleston County Council, the Charleston County School Board and the interim superintendent and the Charleston County Legislative Delegation have all been invited in addition to the community at large.

The town hall is scheduled for 6-8 p.m., tonight at the Royal Family Life Center at the Royal Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston. 

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