Clark Aposhian, Utah’s Top Gun Spokesman, to Lose Firearms Based on Civil Stalking Injunction
The high-profile gun advocate was arrested and booked into Salt Lake County Jail on Memorial Day after police said he honked an air horn then backed his 10-wheel, two-ton Army surplus truck into his ex-wife’s Cottonwood Heights driveway, nearly striking a parked Jeep.
Perhaps Clark Aposhian can tweak the title of his weekly radio show to “‘Guns I’ve Loved’ — And Lost.”
Utah’s top gun spokesman must forfeit his arsenal of firearms based on a temporary civil stalking injunction signed by a 3rd District Court judge one minute before close of business Friday.
Order in the court » Clark Aposhian, Utah’s chief gun lobbyist, faces arraignment Tuesday in Holladay Justice Court on four misdemeanor charges, including domestic violence in the presence of a child. He is also charged with criminal trespass, criminal mischief and a threat of violence stemming from a Memorial Day incident outside the Cottonwood Heights home of his ex-wife and her husband.
A second hearing for Aposhian has been scheduled June 18 in 3rd District Court regarding a temporary protective order filed by Aposhian’s ex-wife.
Aposhian will also have his concealed weapons permit stripped — at least temporarily — based on a protective order filed Friday by his ex-wife, according to investigators with the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification.
“It means that you can’t own or possess [firearms] at this time,” BCI investigator Phil Leiker said about the stalking injunction filed by Aposhian’s ex-wife’s husband, Ronald Meyer, whom Aposhian allegedly threatened to “bury,” according to jail documents. “He knows the gun laws pretty darn well,” Leiker continued. “I’m sure he’s going to find somebody with a nice big safe where he can put his guns until this thing is resolved. If he violates that … it’s contempt of court.”