Whidbey’s Leading Environmental Whacko Weighs in on Gun Control

Whidbey Environmental Action Network’s (WEAN) leading whacko, Steve Erickson weighed in recently with a list that he believes to be appropriate gun control laws.

“1) No magazines with more than 6 rounds.
2) No guns where the magazines can be changed in less than 10 seconds, providing time for the good guys to take down the bad guys as happened in Tucson when Jared Loughner was trying to load up a second 30 round magazine and it jammed.
3) Full liability insurance for all gun owners and a requirement to carry an insurance card at all times when they have the weapon in their possession.
4) Failure to report a stolen or lost gun within 24 hours is a felony.
5) If a firearm not reported stolen is used in the commission of a crime, then the owner of the firearm is charged with both a felony (see # 4, above) and as an accomplice in the crime.”  Steve Erickson, WEANie Whacko, January 5, 2013

What few people understand is just how Steve Erickson’s ideas originated. Here are the detailed insights.

Many of you may recall that Concord, Massachusetts recently made headlines when they became the first U.S. city to ban water bottles of one liter or less. Steve Erickson thought this was a brilliant idea so he tailored his number one item on the list from that ban.  Steve is confident that the bad guys are not smart enough to figure out what the loop holes are to his new law.

The concept of item number two originated from the fact that Steve Erickson discovered he couldn’t change his underwear in less than 10 seconds, and wanted to place the same type of restriction on the bad guys.

Item number three was added when Steve discovered that bad guys don’t have insurance. Steve is currently working out the details with legislators in Washington D. C. for Universal Gun Control Insurance for Bad Guys. This new insurance policy is designed for the bad guys who can’t afford insurance.

Number four became a big concern for Steve when he found out that bad guys are not reporting to the authorities when their guns are lost or stolen during the act, or shortly after, commiting a crime.

Item number five has some legal issues that need to be hammered out because the potential exists that the bad guys could be charged twice for the same crime. Steve Erickson, who happens to be the WEANies Litigator-in-Chief, says that he is confident that something can be worked out, even if he has to sue the prosecuting attorneys for compliance of item number 5.

After these bright ideas become the law of the land, Steve Erickson will be required travel around to visit with all the bad guys to inform them that they are breaking the law and they must comply! Of course Steve Erickson will be adequately armed with a revolver and one bullet, which is required to be kept in his left shirt pocket at all times, and his big mouth. The bad guys will surely tremble when Steve shouts, “Stop or Marianne Edain and I will sue you!”  Hey! if it works well against  Island County government why wouldn’t it work against the bad guys?


  1. Steve has entirely too much time on his hands and his ideas don’t sound like he is the sharpest knife in the drawer. When are fools like Steve going to understand that the Bad guys don’t give a damn what the law is. Hell right now we have a city council and a police Chief that have a law on the books that violates both the State Constitution and the Federal Constitution. Keep it up you people like Steve and we will be looking at your laws (if ever Passed) like the majority looked at Prohibition

  2. In a heartbeat, it becomes 100% apparent that these folks simply want to do away with anyone but (perhaps) the police and military having access to semi-automatic weapons completely, which is ludicrous on multiple levels.

    They also fail completely to differentiate between a right granted to citizens in both the US and WA State Constitutions and something like the privilege of earning and being granted a driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle.

    I need neither a license to own a firearm nor liability insurance for owning one any more than I need a license or liability insurance to practice free speech.

    Moreover, I certainly am not liable for (nor should I be) for the actions of someone who stole my car and then injured or killed someone while driving it any more than I would or should be liable or culpable if someone broke into my house and stole a firearm and then used it recklessly.

    Like Former Paratrooper has suggested, such la-la land laws are not a solution to criminals using weapons (stolen or otherwise) to commit crimes any more than laws which stipulate that stealing a car is illegal or that driving a car recklessly is also illegal.

  3. Steve Erickson needs to listen to this gal, who has more real-world experience and more common sense in her little toe than Steve Erickson has in his entire body:

    Suzanna Gratia Hupp explains meaning of 2nd Amendment!

  4. Then there is Nels Kelstrom, leading mouthpiece for Island County’s Progressive Democratic Socialists who couldn’t resist adding his own appropriate laws.

    “Steve, don’t forget about closing the gun show loophole and the banning of the sale of guns like the Bushmaster (the one used in the Connecticut massacre) that really serve no legitimate purpose for the true sportsman – such weapons may massage the ego of the owner by elevating his/her sense of power and self-worth, but that is really the only purpose served.” Nels Kelstrom, Island County Progressive Democratic Socialist, January 5, 2013.

    Poor Nels seems to think the second amendment is about hunting.

  5. 6. No guns allowed within any two mile wetland buffer plus a three mile setback. (Felony)

    7. No shooting at trees. (Felony)

    8. Waivers for items 1, 2, 6 & 7 may be granted for law enforcement officers, following review by the planning authority and commissioner approval.

    NOTE: the magazine capacity and change limitations are arbitrary for passage purpose and will be adjusted by the planning authority.

    (You were going to slip these in at the last minute, weren’t you Steve?)

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