USSC Board of Directors
Clark Aposhian is the Chairman of the Board of the USSC, host of Gun Radio Utah, and the USSC’s registered lobbyist.
His political activism in gun rights was born out of his love of firearms and what he saw behind the scenes working as an intern in Washington D.C., for the California’s Governor’s Office during college. While in D.C. he saw how laws were made and it wasn’t pretty. Additionally this was the time when California really started stripping its citizens of their gun rights and he realized that it was time to either fight back or accept the loss of rights. Clark’s sense of the importance of the Second Amendment developed early in life listening to stories from his grandfather whose siblings were first disarmed then murdered in the Armenian Genocide.
Clark is an NRA Master Training Counselor, Utah Certified Concealed Carry Instructor, Chief Range Safety Officer, Certified NRA Law Enforcement Instructor,Senior Member of the State Concealed Carry Review Board, Certified Bail Enforcement Instructor, and an accepted expert witness by the Utah state courts for matters relating to firearms, tactics, and training. He owns a company that offers basic to advanced firearms tactical training as well as arms training and weapons handling for the motion picture and television industry.
While Clark loves all things gun related, he has a particular passion for machine guns.
Randall made Utah home in 1983, shortly after separating from the U.S. Air Force. He is a manager for a private school with campuses in five states. Although Randall enjoys and appreciates all aspects of the shooting sports, his main focus is upon self-defense and on the philosophical, historical, and legal foundations of the Second Amendment. He started volunteering in 2009 for the USSC at gun shows, and has coordinated USSC’s volunteering activities for approximately four years. Randall assists with USSC’s “Safe to Learn, Safe to Teach” program, which provides free CCW classes, targeted to the school/classroom environment, for Utah educators. Randall has been serving on the USSC Board of Directors since 2014, and is a member of the NRA, Gun Owners of America and the Second Amendment Foundation.
Bill is active in the outdoors and a gun enthusiast. He has been enjoying this great State of Utah for over forty years. He got involved with the USSC in 2007 by volunteering at gun shows and talking to members of the USSC and citizens of Utah about gun rights and gun laws. Bill currently manages the USSC Facebook site and also works with Utah Legislators on Capitol Hill on existing and upcoming new legislation involving gun laws. He also works with youth to teach gun safety, gun owner responsibility, and opens his home on an annual basis to provide opportunities for law-abiding Utah citizens to get their Concealed Carry Permits. Bill Pedersen was nominated to the USSC Board of Directors in the spring of 2011 and is currently a Member of the NRA.
Elwood is a retired business trial lawyer. It was through his efforts and others that USSC was resurrected in 1992 to work on concealed carry legislation in Utah, with Powell serving as its chairman for over 10 years. Active in competition high power, he won the sharpshooter match rifle class at the National Matches in Camp Perry, Ohio in 1999. He is presently the president of the Utah State Rifle & Pistol Association, and before that was high power chairman for several years. He has helped with the identification of five new range sites in Utah and worked on their construction as well as the rehabilitation of the mothballed 1,000 yard military range on the far south side of the Wendover, Utah airport. He was and currently is a USSC board member and is presently the secretary/treasurer. Projects he is presently working on are the identification and construction of two new outdoor range sites in Utah County. Currently, he is also one of the instructors of the University of Utah pistol marksmanship class and an assistant coach of the University of Utah Pistol Team.
Brent first got involved in RKBA issues while attending the University of Utah. He founded a student group to advocate for campus carry rights and ensure that the U obeyed the state’s preemption law. Since that time he’s expanded his efforts to ensure that numerous public institutions of higher education as well as county governments, municipalities, and state agencies respect our right to keep and bear arms. He’s also passionate about working with legislators to improve Utah’s gun laws and defeat anti-gun bills.