Utah's top gun lobbyist faces misdemeanor charges following alleged dispute

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  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    June 1, 2013 5:06 p.m.

    OOM- Clearly you do not know the laws

    Conviction of a "MISDEMEANOR domestic violence" offense is a mandatory lifetime denial of ever buying, or possessing a gun or ammunition. It is known as the "Lautenberg amendment".

    However, you are correct that any felony conviction has the same lifetime ban.

    As far as gun rights folks defending Mr. Aposhian, this is not a "gun" issue, and we really don't know the full story yet. He did not threaten anyone with a gun. Yes, he was legally carrying a gun, as he (and most permit holders) do whenever they are out. He voluntarily advised the police officer and peacefully surrendered it.

    His gun rights work is irrelevant to this case, just as is his religion, or if he likes chocolate ice cream, or went to BYU, or served a mission.

    This story should receive maybe a paragraph about the alleged reckless driving of his truck, some exchange of words with his ex-wife's new hubby, and his later arrest. All the gun stuff is tabloid trash, at best. Or, maybe a typical leftist maneuver to smear their opponents over personal issues to undercut their effectiveness on other issues.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 1, 2013 8:30 a.m.

    Very interesting. Where are all the comments by Aposhian's fellow gun toters trying to uphold his right to pack weaponry? Wasn't the poor boy just being picked on by someone, thus making it necessary for him to take action as one of the good guys?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    May 31, 2013 9:47 p.m.

    He will face misdemeanor charges and if convicted, his weapons will be returned to him because it's not a felony.

    And next time he loses his temper?

    That's one of many big loopholes in our present gun laws that needs to be changed. ANY threat of violence should be enough to bar gun ownership.