There was a good chance of getting rid of Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) in 2010 until Wayne LaPierre of the NRA descended on Nevada and endorsed the liberal stalwart. Reid used a lot of tax-payer money to build a state-of-the-art gun range in Nevada, the Clark County Shooting Park. Why did he do it? To buy off the NRA and Second Amendment supporters. It’s not like Reid’s 2010 opponent was anti-Second Amendment.
The following is from a 2010 story in The Las Vegas Sun: “Everyone has said this is the greatest park in the United States of America, but I say it’s the greatest gun park in the world,” Reid said. “I know how you worked,” LaPierre said to Reid before turning back to the audience. “[This] would not have opened without the work of Sen. Reid.”