What is You Right of Free Speech? Did you know that just the words "I am going to kick your bubblegum" are enough to land you in Jail for a year and be fined $6000." Last week I was returning home from Klamath falls. One of the roads I often take fronts the Lost River. I was driving down the straightaway on the two lane road fronting a ranch on the right side. There was a vehicle parked three feet from the other side of the fence. As I approached there was a woman sitting in front of the vehicle on the ground in a marksman shooting position pointing a rifle right at me. I am sure she wasn't aiming at me but you get the picture. There was a man at the back of the vehicle standing who was also holding a rifle slung over his shoulder. I turned around in the first driveway and came back. I parked on the other side of the road, got out of the car and said, "Did you know that in Oregon its against the law to point a firearm in the direction of another person?" The first words out of the man's mouth were, "If you don't get the f#$* out of here I'm going to kick your bubblegum!" He was maybe 6.2" and looked to be in good shape, maybe 35 years old. I am 5'7 and 75 years old. Far be it for me to argue with two people holding guns. I wrote down his license plate number and when I arrived home I sent off an email to the Klamath County Sheriff Department. Within ten minutes a rural patrol deputy called me on the telephone. The next day I received a call from a sheriff department homicide detective requesting that I come in for an interview. The interview lasted for about an hour. I was given a disclosure form to sign and then shown photo line up pictures one for the man and one for the woman. That was yesterday and today I received a call from the sheriff himself. He wanted to assure me that he was following up on my complaint. I would not have made the complaint if I thought it would be that big of a deal. It was not like I thought they were sniping oncoming cars just to ignorant to possess a hunting license. The detective asked me if I thought they were shooting prairie dogs and I replied yes. It just goes to show how much trouble a person can get into by saying six words. He better not be in possession of a firearm when he makes a verbal threat and above all, the other person better not be his significant other.