01/29/2013 04:28 pm ET Updated Jan 29, 2013

Cory Booker Engages In Twitter War With Reporter Over Gun Control

Newark Mayor Cory Booker got into a brief feud on Twitter after a Star-Ledger article referred to his gun control stance as "centrist."

Star-Ledger reporter David Giambusso tweeted a link to his story on Booker's position on the assault weapons ban Sunday, alleging the mayor was "gun shy."

Booker retorted on his own Twitter account, defending his views on gun control and claiming Giambusso's article "mischaracterized" him. Giambusso did not back down easily, and thus a twitter-war ensued.

Booker has openly denounced other discerning opinions on his leadership and has utilized his Twitter account as a vehicle for updating followers on his initiatives and expressing his views. Booker even responded to a challenge on Twitter to live on food stamps for a week in November 2012.

Booker officially filed papers with the Federal Election Commission earlier in January and expressed his intent to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014.

View a slideshow of the tweets below:

Cory Booker Twitter War