Vice President Joe Biden said President Barack Obama is exploring executive orders to help stop mass shootings.
Vice President Joe Biden and officials on his gun violence committee held an unannounced meeting Wednesday evening with a group of 12 national faith leaders.
One theme brought up by several participants was the "moral tragedy" reflected in the gun violence the nation has seen over the past several months.
According to Rev. Michael McBride, one of the attendees, the vice president talked about the moral imperative to take action.
"He was asking the faith community to use the power of our moral voices and persuasion" to help find common sense solutions, McBride said.
McBride heads PICO National Network's Lifelines to Healing Campaign, a faith-based effort to reduce gun violence focused on inner cities. The acronym stands for People Improving Communities through Organizing.
He spoke at the session about the tragedy of urban violence and ways to prevent it.
Biden reiterated to the group what he mentioned publicly Wednesday: the administration will be pursuing initiatives on two tracks, legislative and executive. The latter would see faster action because it is within the president's unilateral control.
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