I still think Jones is a performance artist and conman. There's plenty of crazy in there but it's a sociopathic self-aware kind of crazy. He's definitely a gun nut like pretty much the entire state of Texas, but I don't think he truly believes most of the conspiracy theories he weaves for his audience.
Having watched the rise of Alex Jones on Austin Access TV in the 90s, I can humbly say that you would do well to hold off on either the affection or attribution of greater self-awareness. You should definitely check him out in "The Secret Rulers of the World".
Lastly, this man is only 38 years old. I hazard to guess what he'll look like at 50.