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In MA, Heroin Dealers Walk, While Legislature Pushes For More "Gun Control".
We have seen it across the state, in cities and towns, in op-eds, heard it on the radio, and seen the reports on TV about how we "need gun control laws to keep us safe", and how "congress is failing to do their job". We've listened to the speeches from our own state legislators and attended the hearings to speak out against the never ending stream of legislation designed to restrict our freedom.

We're told over and over that these actions are needed to "to keep guns off the streets".

What about the criminals though?

Reading the snip, pictured above from this week's Worcester Telegram & Gazette, we have to say, they have some nerve to push that agenda when our criminal justice system is letting death dealers walk out the door with nothing but a fine and probation.

Remember this when we have our next public hearing on Tuesday, December 19th. Once again, one gun control advocate after another will tell us how we need Senator Cynthia Stone-Creem's bill, S.2063 "An Act Relative To Preventing Illegal Trafficking of Firearms."

And once again we will have to push back against this affront to the civil liberties of the law abiding, all the while death dealers are walking out the front door of court houses, unchecked and unmentioned.
GOAL Alert - Stop S.2063 Filed By Senator Stone-Creem
Alert – One Gun A Month Bill Public Hearing December 19th

State Senator Cynthia Creem Files S.2063 One Gun A Month Bill – GOAL is asking all licensed gun owners to take action to stop this overreach, see below for details.

Massachusetts State Senator Cynthia Creem has filed S.2063, “An Act relative to preventing illegal trafficking of firearms”. If this bill were to pass as written it would limit licensed gun owners to being able to purchase/transfer one gun a month. It would also criminalize private firearms sales and transfers conducted using the MA web portal for recording transactions.

There is a public hearing scheduled for December 19th, 2017, hosted by the Joint Committee on Public Safety & Homeland Security in Room B1 of  the State House at 11:00 AM.

If you are a licensed gun owner, or just tired of the constant stream of “straw man” legislation from our state legislature, please plan on attending to speak out against this nonsense bill. Also, please contact the committee chairs (see link) and tell them “No on S.2063”.

See link for more info – to read the bill

Take Action – Please call the committee chairs and your state legislators in opposition to S.2063, then follow up with email!

Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security contact info.

Senator Mike Moore

Representative Harold Naughton

Also,  please contact YOUR state legislators and urge them to contact the committee chairs in opposition to S.2063.

Talking points:

  1. MA already has some of the strongest gun trafficking laws on the books, they are rarely, if ever enforced. If gun trafficking is such an issue, where are the arrests? If arrests are being made, where are the prosecutions? What issue is Senator Creem trying to address here?
  2. If there IS a problem of guns being trafficked from out of state, how is making it illegal for licensed gun owners in Massachusetts to purchase a firearms privately, or more than once a month going to curb that?
  3. If the issue is one of MA gun owners making multiple straw purchases (already highly illegal) where are the arrests/prosecutions? How is making it “more illegal” going to deter people who already disregard the law?
West Springfield Alert – Please Attend Meeting December 18

Add West Springfield to the never ending list of local municipalities trying to make our overly restrictive state laws pertaining to firearms ownership even more so.

GOAL has learned that the Mayor of West Springfield has moved to amend town ordinances to change 500 foot zoning to 1,000 feet. In addition, there are proposals to change laws regarding “steel pointed darts or missiles”, “steel knives, machetes, or swords”, “projectiles from airguns, etc”, and “inoperable firearms, ammunition, and explosive devices”.

The Ordinance and Policy Committee of West Springfield has scheduled an open meeting at 6:00 PM on December 18th at town hall. This will be follow by a 7:00 PM meeting of the Town Council. There will be a “citizens speak out” session during the Town Council meeting at which time people can give feedback, for up to five minutes.

GOAL urges all residents of West Springfield to attend the December 18th meeting(s) and speak out against these further restrictions. 
GOAL News - December, 2017

  • Public Hearings
  • Legislation in play
  • New Training Schedule for 2018
  • And more!
Healey Takes Disdain For Licensed Gun Owners To New Level

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has come out swinging against national concealed carry reciprocity, contending it puts police officers at risk.

In a  statement  issued in conjunction with the Commonwealth’s district attorneys association and police chiefs lobby groups, Healey railed against this week’s successful vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on a measure that would force states to recognize valid concealed carry permits from other jurisdictions.

“In the aftermath of so many mass shootings, it would be tragic for this to become the next deadly loophole in our nation’s gun laws,” said Healey, a Democrat who has aggressively enforced the state’s gun laws in recent years. “This legislation is dangerous for the state of Massachusetts, our law enforcement officers, and our residents.”

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Club Events

  • Leominster Sportsmen's Association- Winter Rifle Matches: Sunday mornings 9-11am, December through the end of March. It's any rifle/any sights or scope, 20 shots in 20 minutes standing at 100 yards, in our nice, heated range house, costs $5. Come on down - this is a great way to improve your marksmanship skills! You can get a nice breakfast in the clubhouse for ~$6-7 too! www.lsa-ma.org
  • Woburn Sportsmen's Association - November through March WSA High Power hosts an Indoor/Outdoor rifle match every Sunday. Open to everyone for a $5.00 entry fee. Shooting starts @ 10:00am from inside the High Power house, out the windows. 200 Yards offhand (standing). Slow Fire loading only one round at a time; shooter will fire 20 rounds in 20 minutes, no sighters. Targets are then retrieved and scores are recorded. Equipment: any rifle, any sight, including any scope any magnification. Contact highpower@woburnsportsmen.com for any questions.
  • Franklin County Sportsmen Club Robert Vogel, IDPA US and World champion will be hosting a two day IDPA pistol skills course on April 30, March 1, 2018. There is only a limited number of slots available. Cost is $900. Course information can be found at WWW.FCLSC.org. To register contact Doug Blowers at dblowers@scapesbuilders.com.
  • Petersham gun club sporting clays course is open EVERY WEDNESDAY all year at 12 noon, and EVERY SUNDAY starting at 10am. we also have Trap open every friday at 6:30 PM.
  • Fall River Rod & Gun Club has ongoing open to the public events - check their calendar for more info!]
  • Norco Sportsman's Club has ongoing open to the public events - check their calendar for more info!]
  • Wrentham Sportsman's Club - shoot schedule - all begin at 1:00 PM - $20 entry fee. 12/3 Black Powder Rifle (muzzleloader), 12/17 Rifle center-fire any sites, 12/31 Pistol center-fire.
  • Lowell Sportsmen's Club - Trap and Skeet every Sunday at 1pm and Wednesday at 10am; all-ages Archery every Thursday night at 6:30pm; Indoor Range Fun Shoot every Friday at 7pm. Visit http://www.lowellsc.org for more information.
  • The Haverhill Hound Rod and Gun Club has lots of events, shoots and activities - All Leagues and HHRG club events are open to the public: Check out our Public Event Calendar
  • Uxbridge Rod & Gun Club – Sunday Morning Trap - 10:00 AM start time, runs year round, join in for a great time! 560 West St, Uxbridge MA 01569 Art Campbell 512-963-6053
  • High Power Rifle Shooting, at Reading Rifle and Revolver - the ONLY 600 yard range in Massachusetts has a full schedule for both "Across the Course" NRA and CMP matches as well as NRA "Mid-Range Prone" matches, for the 2017 season. You don't need to be a member to participate in the matches.Go to: http://readinghighpower.com/ for complete schedule and match results. If you have questions please contact the High Power Director at, Charlie@trickettwoodworks.com
If your club has an open to the public event you would like to promote, please email the info to  mike@goal.org   
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