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Get the latest facts on the new NY SAFE gun laws that effect you!


Rotary International Gives The Boot To Gun Owners

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#1 jimmy958


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Posted April 05 2017 - 09:50 AM

"Anger is mounting over an anti-gun policy adopted in January by the international service and
networking organization, Rotary International (RI).

A letter announcing the rules, set to take effect in on July 1, claimed they were a response to 'a
lack of clarity around RI’s policy … when participating in activities involving guns, weapons, and
other armaments, and when interacting with gun companies, including for sponsorship purposes.'

The new rules – codified in Chapter II, Article 2, Section 2.100 of Rotary Code of Policies –
unfortunately feature their own ambiguities and contradictions.

But one thing is clear: Those who prize America’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, or
who simply appreciate the many benefits of owning firearms, are no longer welcomed within the
group’s ranks.

The new policy bans any Rotary entity – including clubs and districts – from selling, raffling, or
transferring firearms. It also bans these entities from participating in activities where any sort
of firearm raffle or other transfer occurs, whether or not Rotary is the owner of the items.
Rotary entities are also prohibited from sponsoring or conducting gun shows or other exhibitions
involving guns.

The new policy even bans Rotary entities from 'accept[ing] sponsorship from any entity whose
primary business is the sale or manufacturer of guns, weapons or other armaments.' The policy
manual goes on to classify such items as 'addictive or harmful products and activities.'

While the policy does not go so far as to completely ban Rotary events involving sport shooting
or other handling of firearms, it does state: 'In no instance shall any of the Rotary Marks be
used in any visual that includes guns, weapons or other armaments.' Further, 'The Rotary Marks
may not be used in combination with the name or logo of any entity whose primary business is
the sale or manufacture of guns, weapons or other armaments.'"

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#2 zzrguy


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Posted April 05 2017 - 11:01 AM

I guess my family members will no long be member of the Rotary Club Since they all CCW and very 2A rights people.

#3 Phoenix69


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Posted April 05 2017 - 03:11 PM

Rotary this!

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#4 Steyr AUG man

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Posted April 05 2017 - 09:47 PM

Arent all those service organizations dead or dying anyway? Are there any Rotarians left? That move will only help to hasten the demise of that anachronism of an organization. They are all obsolete in the age of the internet, cable, on demand video, Facebook, etc....  People dont need those organizations to socialize with one another anymore.They are going the way of the bowling alley and neighborhood theater.


Fraternal, service groups battle declining membership

"The fraternal organizations have certainly seen a pretty steady decline. It's a continuous concern — not only recruitment but participation in activities. A lot of people join but don't really volunteer time or really participate in what's going on. They are members in name only, passive."

#5 iGreg


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Posted April 06 2017 - 01:08 AM

Well, the Commies have infiltrated another organization.

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Posted April 06 2017 - 06:25 AM

The headline greatly exaggerates the situation. They are not kicking gun owners out, only banning sponsorships and other official associations of the club with companies in the gun business, which is bad enough.

The wording also stigmatizes guns by lumping them in with "harmful" and "addictive" products. They might be right about "addictive". :)

If I were a member I would fight to rescind the policies and leave if they don't.
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#7 NRATC53


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Posted April 07 2017 - 06:54 AM

Rotary in Ronkonkoma did a Trap and Skeet shoot for the Suffolk Boy Scout Council, they may give it up in which case we will take it on in house

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