When asked about gun laws on Sunday -- two days after James Holmes fired shots into an Aurora movie theater
in one of the largest mass shootings in American history -- Representative Ed Perlmutter backed reinstatement of the assaults weapon ban
. The comments, on live national TV, made him one of the few local politicians to say something concrete about gun control laws in the wake of the tragedy. But he tells us that as he continues to mourn, and as Aurora continues to suffer, it is challenging to talk policy.