Why, I have no idea.

Washington (CNN) – 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.