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I suppose it was only fitting

February 27, 2004 Leave a comment Go to comments

Smith and Wesson chairman replaced over Jesse James past

NEW YORK (AFP) – Legendary US gun manufacturer Smith and Wesson said it had replaced its chairman following newspaper revelations that he had spent up to 15 years in prison for a series of armed robberies.

Minder, 74, served time in prison in the 1950s and 1960s and ultimately confessed to eight armed robberies and an attempted prison escape, according to the Republic.

Goodness. Eight armed robberies and a prison break. Quite the youthful indiscretions. At least it appears that he cleaned up his act, but jeez.

I wonder if he used a Smith & Wesson?

Actually, I doubt it; I don’t think Smith & Wesson has ever made shotguns.

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  1. February 28, 2004 at 12:18 am

    One has to wonder how these things passed under the radar. I mean, he’s not applying for a job as a bus boy; the guy’s the preisdent of a large firearms manufacturer. Haven’t they heard of a background check?

  2. Fate
    February 28, 2004 at 4:54 am

    Yeah, you’d think as a firearms manufacturer they’d at least hire someone who was legally able to own a gun.

  3. Bryan
    February 28, 2004 at 6:15 pm

    Look at how much we don’t know about the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue who has access to our nuclear codes.

    We can’t be sure that he can legally vote or own a firearm. I used to run background investigations on employees and I have rejected people with fewer “holes” in their resume than George W. Bush.

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