“I believe in what I do for the NRA.”
Probably not the first thing you’d expect to hear from Richard Childress.
Childress is one of the most successful NASCAR team owners and, through his success, has been able to indulge his other passions: hunting around the world and spending time with his grandsons.
That enthusiasm for wildlife and hunting lead him to work with the National Rifle Association – he’s now a vice president and on schedule to become president of the organization in a few years.
Childress realizes that not everyone is a gun rights supporter.
“Everyone has an opinion in this country and that's the greatest thing about America,” he says.
But Childress will not back down on his support for gun ownership and the Second Amendment.
“The problem with that is, you lose your freedom – your freedom to own and bear your firearms to protect your families and to hunt,” he says.
See what it was about the NRA that drew Childress to the organization and what he plans to do now that he has risen up its ranks in this edition of the Buckley Report.