Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), a potential presidential contender in 2016, is taking on the National Rifle Association. Maryland Politics reports:

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley took a swipe at the National Rifle Association on Friday, publishing a blog post on O’Malley’s state Web site titled “The NRA: Drowning out Marylanders.”

The governor’s move comes two days after gun-rights advocates swamped the first bill hearing on O’Malley’s proposed gun-control legislation in the wake of the December mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

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