Here are some of his best one-liners:
"The Brady Campaign is not a gun ban organization." - Paul Helmke
Obviously bull. Assault weapons ban, anyone?
Violence in Mexico has increased since Congress allowed the federal assault weapons ban to expire in 2004. - Paul Helmke
"Families should not have to stare down loaded AK-47's on nature hikes." - Paul Helmke on legalizing park carry
"People always say there are all these laws on the books. There aren't any laws on the books." - Paul Helmke
"Maybe we oughta look at adopting some of the Mexican laws here in the US." - Paul Helmke
And that is just stupid.
This will be Helmke's legacy: A bumbling, anti-gun buffoon not only ignorant of current American law, but Mexican law and the positions of his own organization. A mealy-mouthed train wreck of a man whose career is marked with legislative failure after failure (thankfully).
One thing I will miss about Paul is how funny he was. Not funny like a clown, but funny like a burning car stuck in a tree.
Good-bye, Paul. I knew you entirely too well.