Gun Company Executive's Criminal Past Uncovered

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Jonathan Higuera, reporter with The Arizona Republic newspaper, about gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson executive James Joseph Minder. Minder was convicted of armed robbery several times in the 1950s and attempted to escape from prison at one point, but later ended up reforming his life and starting a non-profit social services company.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: