Childress elected to NRA board of directors
NASCAR team owner Richard Childress was elected to the board of directors of the National Rifle Association.
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The NRA Board of Directors is elected by the Association's four million members. Notable NRA Board members include Lt. Col. Oliver North, Karl Malone, Ted Nugent and Tom Selleck. The Board of Directors oversees the policies and programs developed by the organization.
Childress is a big-game hunter and an outdoor conservationist. He is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, Safari Club International, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Grand Slam Club/Ovis. He was named a Board Member of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation in 2008.
"It's an incredible honor to have been elected to the National Rifle Association Board of Directors," said Childress. "I've been a member of the NRA for a number of years and have strongly supported our country's Second Amendment rights. I also applaud the great work they do with their training, education and public service programs. These are very important times for our country and I'm looking forward to being a part of the decision-making process on a number of issues the NRA is currently working on."
"We are grateful for the dedication of Childress to the Second Amendment and this Association and his commitment to freedom," said NRA President Ron Schmeits.