Big Utah Gun Rights Advocate Arrested, Accused Of Domestic Violence

AP

One of the faces of Utah’s gun lobby was arrested on domestic violence allegations earlier this week.

If Clark Aposhian, chair of the Utah Shooting Sports Council, is convicted, he would be forced to relinquish his arsenal of firearms, his concealed weapons permits and his concealed-carry instructor’s license. He may also, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, have to step down from his chairman position.

Aposhian and his attorney say the domestic violence accusations are baseless. 

The gun rights advocate has been making headlines since the Sandy Hook shooting for leading concealed-weapons permit classes to help arm Utah teachers.

Correction: A previous version of the story incorrectly stated that Aposhian was charged.

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