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Gun Company Executive's Criminal Past Uncovered

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Gun Company Executive's Criminal Past Uncovered

Gun Company Executive's Criminal Past Uncovered

Gun Company Executive's Criminal Past Uncovered

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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.