Letter from David Stephens, 29 October, 2016

There’s another reason for those arms advertisements at Canberra airport (Letters, October 28): to show travellers how successful the arms industry - “gun-runners” as they are sometimes known - have been in flogging their wares to gullible defence purchasers and ministers.

The advertisements shout: “Canberra, you’re our kind of town!”

The losers are us, the potential beneficiaries of the other things that could have been bought with the money.

David Stephens, Bruce