Man defends 'Lee Harvey Oswald where are you when we need u' sign

Man defends 'Lee Harvey Oswald where are you when we need u' sign
The sign in question

HERMISTON, Ore. -- A man who drives a truck with a spray-painted sign that reads "Lee Harvey Oswald where are you when we need u" told KVAL News partner Action News that he does not want someone to assassinate the president.

The sign came to our attention from a post on the Action News Facebook page.

The woman who shared it called it "hate speech" and said the truck was parked outside the Hermiston Walmart. It appears to be a business truck for "T Heart Arena" registered quarter horses.

Action News spoke to the man who drives the truck who would only identify himself as "Chuck." He did not want to go on camera or have his voice recorded.

Lee Harvey Oswald is known as the man who shot President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby just a few days later and never stood trial for the assassination.

The sign would seem to imply a call for assassination.

"Chuck" denies this, and says he does not want President Barack Obama to be shot.

He said he would like Obama "removed" and believes the President "caused" the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

"Chuck" said the sign was created as a means of protecting our First and Second Amendment rights.