“If I Had a Gun…”


Fifth Estate # 76, April 3-16, 1969

Special to the Fifth Estate

GREAT FALLS, Montana—A local boy has made good out in the wooly West.

Mickey Gordon, formerly of Detroit, was charged in Montana Federal District Court with threatening the life of President Nixon. Gordon is a student at Rocky Mountain College in that state.

The complaint is based on information furnished by Roger Lee Clement, a fellow student who claims Gordon said, “If I had a gun, I’d shoot the President.”

Gordon who has been active in draft resistance and counseling activity denied the charges.

The maximum sentence for the crime is five years in prison and a $1,000 fine.