In the days following the movie theater massacre
in July, Representative Ed Perlmutter, whose district then included Aurora, was one of the few local politicians who called for a gun policy change: the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban
. He's been working on that legislation for months, but given the Connecticut tragedy on Friday
, in which the shooter used an assault rifle, Perlmutter now plans to introduce his bill at the very start of the new Congress in January.