Assault Rifle Stolen from Car of Utah Gun Lobbyist Clark Aposhian

| by Michael Allen

An assault rifle was recently stolen from the car of gun lobbyist Clark Aposhian, who called for more guns in schools after the Newtown, Conn., massacre.

“It’s why we put fire extinguishers and medical kits in classrooms,” he told CNN at the time (video below).

Aposhian told KSTU-TV that he was cleaning out his garage on Wednesday and placed his AR-15 military-style assault rifle on the back of his Dodge Magnum station wagon.

“To leave a weapon of that value, an assault rifle, in a car is just nuts,” said Cottonwood Heights Police Department Sgt. Scott Peck. “We definitely have a concern. There’s lots of them everywhere and we know there’s another one out there and it’s in the hands of a thief obviously.”

“It’s pretty shocking, this is a guy whose livelihood is built teaching conceal and carry permit classes and gun safety,” Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale told KSTU-TV. “He’s someone who’s always talking about what people do and this is how people carry them and take care of their weapons. I’m a gun owner, I know where my gun is, it’s got a trigger lock, it’s unloaded and in a lock box in my house.”

Sources: KSTU-TV and CNN