Today on the Smith & Wesson Brain Bruiser we learned that it is illegal to hunt whales in Oklahoma. What? Seriously? Is that really a problem in Oklahoma?
Well I fired up the old computer and decided to do a little research. I wanted to get to the bottom of this crazy law about whales.
I found that Oklahoma is the 20th most extensive state (oh goody) and 28th most populous of the 50 states. Its nickname is the Sooner State and Mary Fallin is the Governor. The state vegetable is the watermelon. The state mammal is the American Bison and the state reptile is the Collared Lizard whatever that is. I feel the need to make a joke about my ex-mother-in-law but I will resist. And still nothing about whales. My search for answers continued.
The nearest beach to Oklahoma City is 505 miles away. Hmmm. It’s obvious that the whales couldn’t be a native species. Imported whales? Where they trucked in on covered wagons? Why? And if you went to the trouble of importing a whale, why would you hunt it? And what would you hunt it with? I’ve heard of an elephant gun but not a “whale gun.” Harpoon? Are harpoons outlawed as well? And why would an upstanding Oklahoman kill the last whale in the state? Were whales once a nuisance in Oklahoma? Sadly this mystery will never be solved and the madness continues. Despite living in a “free country” we will never again know the joy of hunting whales in Oklahoma. There is sadness in my heart.
Next up we will take a look at Kentucky, where it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than six feet long.