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Between his personal racing career and the racing team he owns, NASCAR legend Richard Childress has earned enough trophies to fill several rooms in his house and perhaps that’s why three gunmen tried to break into his home in Davidson County, North Carolina.

However, what the three masked gunmen didn’t count on was being confronted by the armed 72-year-old former NRA board member Childress. After hearing the men break into the home, Childress grabbed his gun and went downstairs to investigate. That’s when he found the intruders and ended up firing several shots, scaring the intruders off. Police are hunting for the intruders as Childress has offered a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to their arrest and prosecution.

(The Daily Caller) – Former NASCAR driver Richard Childress shot at three masked gunmen who attempted to break into his home Sunday, according to a report Thursday from a CBS’s North Carolina affiliate.

Childress and his wife were upstairs in their North Carolina home Sunday evening when intruders broke into their home, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office told reporters. Investigators said Childress grabbed his gun and fired at the three men, but the assailants got away unscathed.

Sheriff David Grice said Childress told him “the only reason he and his wife were here today was because of God and the Second Amendment.” The “Castle Doctrine” gives citizens in the state the right to defend their homes from intruders, Grice said…

Fortunately for the intruders, Childress missed hitting of them. Had they been intruders in my house, the coroner’s office would have hauled all three away in body bags. Had Democrats had their way, Childress would not have been able to defend himself, his wife or his home. They would prefer to leave homeowners defenseless and at the mercy of criminals, who often don’t like leaving witnesses.

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