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UT: "Domestic Violence" Nightmare ends for Clark Aposhian
Gun Watch ^ | 28 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 06/28/2014 1:56:28 PM PDT by marktwain

In a 13 month long legal battle that took significant emotional, mental, and financial resources, Clark Aposhian, the outspoken second amendment supporter and lobbyist from Utah, has finally put to rest the last of the legal barrage filed against him by his former wife and her husband.

I wrote of this case four months ago, when a judge refused to grant a protective order against Aposhian.   At the time, it seemed certain that the prominent constitutional rights advocate would have the domestic violence charges against him dropped.    On Monday, the last of the charges was laid to rest when Aposhian pled no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct stemming from honking the horn of his 2 1/2 ton truck when arriving at the residence of his former wife and her new husband.   Aposhian shares custody of his daughter with his former wife.

I was a little surprised at the vindictive, emotional, and personal attacks against Aposhian, based primarily on the fact that he owns firearms, a big truck, and that he was accused of domestic violence, even though those charges were dropped.   Here are a few examples from comments at the article:

Anyone who feels they really need to carry a concealed, loaded weapon ...
... deserves to be on a Government List of potential wackos!
 Aphosian had a bigger motivation to lie. Or should I say, a tiny motivation augmented by 300 reasons to stiffen his stance.
Another armchair psychologist:
Celia….you have ZERO idea of what was going on. This is an ex who had all the reason in the world to be fearful of her ex husband who was and is emotionally unstable. His excessive number of guns is proof of his deep inferiority complex and need to assert his manliness because of his own doubts on that subject.
Then this assertion:
 That and he is a F**#ING ego driven nut job with an ax to grind. This is another mall shooting waiting to happen..... wait for it.....
People who actually know Clark Aposian have a considerably different view of him.   From his facebook page:

Nice/Joyed to see W. Clark Aposhian fight the nasty political & corrupt processes and WIN!
 So happy for you Winton. Enjoy your time with your daughter. What a wonderful time for you and her. Love you brother.
The abuse of restraining orders and domestic violence accusations by vindictive women against innocent men has become commonplace.   It has become just another arrow in a divorce attorney's quiver.   

 Accusations in these cases are easy to make, with virtually no repercussions.   Even in cases where the accuser can be shown to have lied, I have never heard of one being charged with lying to police or filing a false report.

As the saying goes: How does W. Clark Aposhian get his reputation back?

©2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.  Link to Gun Watch

TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: aposhian; banglist; restrainingorder; ut
"Domestic Violence" is the routinely used to villify men on accusation alone.
1 posted on 06/28/2014 1:56:28 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I lived through it. Fortunately I was able to prove my ex perjured herself.

2 posted on 06/28/2014 2:00:08 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: marktwain

I lived through it too. A violent man who did in fact hit an innocent three year old girl with a lamp attempted to trump up adultery charges against me for daring to walk out on him.
It is NOT always the man getting a bad rap, guys.

3 posted on 06/28/2014 2:06:46 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Wiser now
It is NOT always the man getting a bad rap, guys.

And when it is, it's usually other men, whether they be the police, judges, or former "friends", who are enabling it.

4 posted on 06/28/2014 2:11:05 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: Lurker

Out of curiousity, was she prosecuted for perjury?

5 posted on 06/28/2014 3:47:37 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

Most of the time it is the accuser that is really the mean one.

Beware of those who always have something bad to say about some one else.

6 posted on 06/28/2014 3:49:08 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: marktwain

Of course not. I was told that pushing the matter wouldn’t be in my best interest. Seeing how I had already spent well over $20,000 on attorney fees at that point, I was inclined to agree.

The entire thing was cleared from my “record” in return for not pursuing it.

Seems fair. Right?/s.


7 posted on 06/28/2014 8:37:30 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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