(Politico) On a day in which the Senate’s vote on gun control legislation vied for media attention with new developments in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell drew a direct link between the two stories by blaming the National Rifle Association for complicating the FBI’s efforts “to find the murderer who planted the bombs here in Boston.”

“There are new developments in the bombing investigation here in Boston, but that investigation could be moving faster were it not for the successful lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association,” O’Donnell said at the top of his 10 p.m. program.

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