Salt Lake Tribune:
Clark Aposhian — a political force who helps guide gun policy on Utah’s Capitol Hill — was ordered by a justice court judge Tuesday to surrender all firearms in his home, office and on his person based on pending domestic violence charges and a protective order filed by his ex-wife.
"I’m going to prohibit you at this point as part of the protective order from having any firearms," Judge Augustus Chin said in a brief arraignment and hearing. "If there are any weapons in your home, I’m giving you 24 hours to remove them. That’s in effect immediately."
Aposhian, the state’s foremost gun lobbyist and an outspoken concealed weapons permit instructor, pleaded not guilty to domestic violence in the presence of a child and three other class B misdemeanors: trespass, criminal mischief and threat of violence.
The charges all stem from a Memorial Day incident in which Aposhian drove his 10-wheel, 2-ton army truck into his ex-wife’s Cottonwood Heights neighborhood, allegedly honked an air horn and then backed into the ex-wife’s driveway, nearly hitting a parked vehicle.
Police said Aposhian later told Ronald Meyer, his ex-wife’s husband, that he would "run over their cars and bury" him. When Aposhian returned to the home after police had arrived, he surrendered his firearm and was arrested. Aposhian’s 11-year-old daughter — the focus of an ongoing custody dispute — told police she was "scared" when her father showed up at the house.
Of course this is standard procedure in situations like this, but you just KNOW that the 2nd Amendment fetishists will use this as proof that "Obama is taking away our guns."
Now I am going to empathize a little with Mr. Aposhian as I remember very well my frustration during the custody battle over my daughter. I have a bad temper and would somedays walk around with my fists clenched in anger.
However I also knew full well that acting on those angry impulses would have meant losing my daughter, so I kept them under tight control. I would NEVER have driven to my ex's house and made threatening remarks, and by doing so this gentleman should expect to lose his precious guns while the dispute is ongoing.
It is only momentary lapse in judgement that turns a threatening confrontation into a deadly one, and the problem with guns is that it allows a momentary impulse to change your life, and the life of the victim, forever.