An ATA member recently wrote the following. Note: the bold emphasis and underlining are mine: "Members pay dues to become members and stay in the membership. The daily fees are cost of participating in the shoot. No different than when you buy a product. The seller is free to spend the money you gave him. Since the membership does not grant any ownership or voting powers in the organization, the ATA is under no obligation to answer for the money it collects or spends for that matter. As long as the ATA obeys the laws of the non profit it is charted by as defined by the IRS, no harm, no foul. The ATA is a non profit is one that exists to promote an amateur sporting event. The only choices the members have in all honesty is (1) participate in the events or not, (2) remain a member or not. If you do not like high gun purses, winner take all, stop playing that option. Market forces are driven by demand. The ATA is responding to what it thinks the shooters want. We have had discussions before about high gun purses vs class and yardage before. The best shooters want high gun, the not so great shooters want class and yardage."