As a Libertarian I think Harry reid is an evil bastard. When you only look at alternatives for gun rights though, supporting Harry does seem to have its advantages.
Harry is far more pro gun than other potential senate democrats if they keep the majority in the senate. Could you imagine what Barbara boxer or John Kerry would do compared to Harry?
This is very much the NRA political chess game. It is the reason that I use a SAF scorecard instead of an NRA scorecard.
The sad part of this is that even if you are an NRA life member you will not have any influence. The NRA board thinks they know better than us mere members. Pathetic leadership, but you can expect nothing less from Negotiate your Rights Away gangsters.