House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) promised to "take under advisement" any suggestions to curb gun violence put forward by a new administration task force led by Vice President Biden. 

While he did not commit to allowing votes on any new gun control measures, the Republican leader also did not reject out of hand a discussion of such ideas.

"When the Vice President's recommendations come forward, we’ll certainly take them into consideration," Boehner told reporters. "At this point, our hearts and souls ought to be thinking about those victims" of the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting, he said.

But, he said again, "We’ll look the vice presidential commission's recommendations."