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Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Saturday, February 05, 2005

Courting the Red State Vote, Take Two

The conventional wisdom is that Dems need to start getting in the good graces of gun owners. I say, let the RNC mock Dean for his scream-- we have talking points of our own. Why didn't we hear about this a year ago, when it was news?

Exhibit A:

Smith & Wesson chief quits over crime

Chairman of the nation's No. 2 gun maker resigns over past armed robbery; company names new chief.

[James Joseph] Minder, 74, had spent time in prison in the 1950s and 1960s for a string of armed robberies and an attempted prison escape, according to the Republic. During that time, the Detroit News said he was known for carrying a 16-gauge, sawed-off shotgun.

Minder was sentenced to 3-1/2 to 10 years in state prison for robbing a store while attending University of Michigan as a journalism student, he told the Republic.