Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is at it again, a prominent Maryland Republican said Wednesday.
Sen. E.J. Pipkin, R-Cecil, the minority leader of the state Senate, called O'Malley's 2013 State of the State address a "national agenda speech," noting that O'Malley has aspirations for higher office after his service as Maryland's governor is over.
O'Malley's second term as governor - his last, under term limits - ends in January 2015. There is speculation he will run for president in 2016, but he hasn't announced his intentions.
In the speech, O'Malley implored legislators to ban military-style assault weapons, tighten handgun licensing requirements and increase school security.