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Americans of all shapes, sizes, creeds, and colors can agree:  The 2nd Amendment is something that can and will benefit us all.

Of course, there is a bit of a divide on this subject when it comes to the liberal left, and that includes a great number of celebrities who find themselves constantly whining about the rights of gun owners in our great nation. Not only do we find Hollywood types and television starlets continually espousing some bizarre, progressive drivel in the wake of every gun-involved tragedy in our nation, but now more than ever, professional athletes are joining the political realm.

This could be a side effect of ESPN’s rampant leftism, or the mingling of sports and entertainment culture breeding a new species of sporting celebrity.  In either case, there is a whole lot more disdain for the rights granted by the 2nd Amendment than there are publicly famous supporters.

Today, however, we get to chalk another tally in the “win” category, as one of the nation’s most storied motorsports celebrities comes out swinging for gun rights after a scary encounter at home.

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“There’s a reason NASCAR Hall of Famer and team owner Richard Childress praised the Second Amendment in a Tuesday interview.

“Three men attempted to break into Childress’ Davidson County home on Dec. 17, and at the time (about 10:30 p.m.), he was upstairs with his wife. When he heard glass breaking, he grabbed his gun and went downstairs, firing shots at the intruders as he did.

“’We had an incident,’ Childress said, ‘and all I can say is thank God and our Second Ammendment because I was able to have a firearm in my home to protect my wife and my family.’

“During the attempted break-in, the three would-be intruders had military-style guns with them. Investigators later discovered those weapons were previously stolen and had been reported as such to the Winston-Salem police.”

Childress went on to say that he would be looking forward to speaking more about the incident once all of the necessary legal rigamarole was hammered out.

In the meantime, we’re thankful to still have this NASCAR great around to tell the tale, and we have only the 2nd Amendment to thank for that.


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