Bad Week for the Gun Industry
Posted By Mary
Smith & Wesson's chairman of the board resigned this week when it was discovered that he had been in prison for armed robbery and trying to escape from prison in the 1950s and 1960s. In many ways, James Minder, Jr. proves that someone with a criminal background can be rehabilitated although one can wonder whether acting as the chairman of a gun manufacturer really is doing society much good. In California today, he would have spent the rest of his life in prison under the three strikes law.
Minder said he has not owned any firearms for decades despite his chairmanship on the Smith & Wesson board. As a felon, he is legally prevented from owning any firearms.