Reading is fundamental, especially if you’re going to tweet a link to a “great article” that apparently runs contrary to your campaign. Keep in mind that this was pseudo-candidate Mike Dickinson’s stance on guns and the NRA back in April:

So it’s unclear why the NRA could “suck that” when it comes to an article praising concealed carry and its effect on crime in Chicago.

Um, what?

It turns out you Tea Party types don’t understand nuance. When Dickinson said he was declaring war on the NRA, he didn’t mean he had a problem with concealed carry. It turns out he’s a huge fan of gun ownership and owns a gun (or make that a couple guns, or even several guns … he doesn’t seem to recall how many he owns).

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