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Opening Arguments

Out of the cabinet

"The Daily Show" had a parody piece on open carry, with a guest appearance by our own Paul Helmke, now with the Brady anti-gun organization. A lot of gun-rights people seem upset with the bit, but it made me laugh, and the Brady group doesn't come off looking that good, either.

Paul: "Anyone who's carrying a Colt .45 on their hip constantly in public is not a normal human being" and,   "People who carry guns around in public are living in some fantasy world."


tim zank
Wed, 04/14/2010 - 8:56am

Helmke turned out to be such an embarassment. His was the last election I voted in in Ft Wayne before moving north and I sincerely apologize for casting a vote for him. Of course it was him or Win Moses, what were we to do?

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 9:04am

This is a very funny piece, ... good stuff.

Larry Morris
Wed, 04/14/2010 - 9:22am

That previous post was actually supposed to be me, ...

Bob G.
Wed, 04/14/2010 - 9:58am

So, if I take this correctly (with Helmke, that's dicey at best), because I carry a .45 TAURUS on my hip and carry it around in public because I (also) live on the SOUTHEAST side (thanks, Paul), and NOT a fantasy world, then I'm perfectly normal and good-to-go, right?

Just putting it out there...


tim zank
Wed, 04/14/2010 - 10:22am

Bobby, you know your good to go in my book! Lock & load baby.

Phil Marx
Wed, 04/14/2010 - 8:54pm

Helmke Preside over a city where criminal gangs did and still do openly sell crack cocain and use the public streets as their shooting range. If he thinks someone living in the inner-city should not be carrying a gun, then he's the one living in a fantasy world.