On gun club ownership

Barry Welch writes: Re. "Crikey Worm: Aussie gun lobby’s accidental windfall" (Wednesday)

With potential owners paying a couple of hundred dollars a year to the Sporting Shooters Association the amount of money in the war chest is now in the tens of millions. The SSA is now able to become Australia’s version of the NRA, buying politicians and political influence. The laws need to be changed so that any money paid to justify owning a gun goes to the state and is held in a fund used to eliminate illegal weapons from our society.