Congressman Ed Perlmutter is finding himself increasingly isolated from his fellow Colorado Democrats in his attempt to politicize the awful events of the Aurora shooting.

In an interview with The Pueblo Chieftain today, Congressional candidate Sal Pace said "now is not the time" for a gun control debate. From the article:

Pace also called the Aurora shooter a "madman." He said providing support to the victims of the tragedy was more important than starting a debate over gun control.

"Now is not the time to be making these kinds of decisions, when there are victims still in the hospital and especially when you are talking about restricting constitutionally guaranteed rights," he said Wednesday.

Pace, who was Salazar's district manager before being elected to the Legislature, has aligned himself with gun owners there. Like Tipton, he is expecting an "A" rating from the NRA.

"The only people who are affected by gun laws are law-abiding citizens," Pace told reporters in March 2011 after voting to allow anyone to carry a concealed gun if they are legally able to purchase it.

That's a pretty damning indictment of Edwin Perlmutter. Not only is Pace slamming Perlmutter for trying to bring politics into a tragedy, but he is accusing Perlmutter of trying to "restrict constitutionally guaranteed rights."

Pace is running in the conservative 3rd Congressional District, meaning he has to be very careful about how he talks about gun control. Perlmutter apparently believes he is representing a left-wing district who appreciates his political grandstanding amidst tragedy. We think the good voters of Perlmutter's 7th Congressional District disagree, vehemently.