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Dear {First Name},

10/27/17

Thank you for reading the Friday News!       Please remember, everything we do, including this email is made possible by the generous support of GOAL members. If you are not a member, please consider  joining GOAL   , if you are a member, please consider a generous donation, purchasing raffle tickets, or attending a GOAL event. 
GOAL Lucky 20 Raffle - Each Ticket Gives You Up To 20 Chances To Win One Of Twenty Guns. Tickets are $10.00 each, 3 for $20.00, 10 for $50.00 or 25 for $100.00. Drawing held December 29, 2017, 12:00 PM at the GOAL office, you need not be present to win. Odds determined by number of tickets sold. All federal and state gun laws apply. All prizes are to be claimed within 30 days from the drawing. Please note! Due to federal regulation we cannot send ticket stubs for any raffle via the mail.
Thanks To These Great Sponsors: Hornady Ammunition, Sig Sauer, Lew Hortons, Ruger, and Mossberg.
Legislative Alert - Please Make Calls TODAY!
Late last night the senate took up and amended the budget bill, voted favorably and have sent it to conference committee, where it will be finalized and sent to Governor Baker to be signed.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS AND THE MEMBERS OF THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE TODAY; URGE THEM TO STRIP THE “LINSKY LANGUAGE” FROM THE FINAL VERSION OF THE BUDGET.

Late last night the senate took up and amended the bill, voted favorably and have sent it to conference committee, where it will be finalized and sent to Governor Baker to be signed.

The senate version was amended to include Senator Tarr’s language, which is a drastic improvement over the Linsky language. We will get one or the other of these versions on the final bill, there is no other option at this time.

Take Action!

Please contact the members of the Conference Committee TODAY and urge them to strip the “Linsky language” from the final version of the budget, should it pass it will create a legal quagmire for licensed MA gun owners.
The committee members are:

Budget Conference Committee

House:
  • Representative Jeffrey Sánchez, 617-722-2990 Chair House Ways & Means Committee – State House Room 243
  • Representative Stephen Kulik, 617-722-2380 Vice Chair House Ways & Means Committee – State House Room 238
  • Representative Todd Smola, 617-722-2100 Ranking Minority House Ways & Means Committee – State House Room 124
Senate:
  • Senator Karen Spilka, 617-722-1640 Chair Senate Ways & Means Committee – State House Room 212
  • Senator Sal N. DiDomenico, 617-722-1323 Vice Chair Senate Way & Means Committee – State House Room 208
  • Senator Vinny deMacedo, 617-722-1330 Ranking Minority Senate Ways & Means Committee – State House Room 313C

Granby Update
Update on the Granby Bow & Gun Club hearing scheduled earlier this week. The hearing was postponed by the zoning board after they were presented with a document from the Granby Club's lawyers. The board asked for time to review. We will get word out as soon as we know when the hearing is rescheduled. Thank you to everyone who showed up!
Welcome Weston Shooters Club!
We are glad to have the Weston Shooters Club as our newest member of the GOAL Affiliated Club family. Our club members receive many benefits including free seats at our annual Range Seminar. Find out more about our Affiliated Club Program at the link below.

Free 3" GOAL Sticker - Come Grab A Stack & Bring Them To Your Local Retailer and/or Club To Give Out!
Please help us distribute these at clubs and your favorite licensed retailer. They are available for pick up at the GOAL office during normal business hours.
GOAL Training - Still Seats Open In Upcoming Classes -
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Mass Gun Law For Citizens: 11/7/17 Massachusetts is well known for fragmented and convoluted gun laws. This presentation will help to separate fact from fiction and provide guests with a basic understanding of MA gun law regarding the possession, transportation and storage of guns in this State. Additional topics include MA assault weapons laws, the approved roster and, the buying and selling of guns. This class is presented by Jon Green the Director of Education and Training for Gun Owners'™ Action League. Click here to sign up.

Intro to Concealed Carry Pistol: 11/14/17 Learn about a wide variety of concealed carry pistols and "try before you buy" any and all of them!
Club Events
  • Auburn Sportsman's Club - The Massachusetts NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge will be held November 5th. Open to young hunters or future hunters 18 or younger Live fire challenges include bolt action 22 LR rifles and archery, modern muzzle loader and more. Safety rules will be strictly enforced on all ranges. Knowledge based challenges will include Tree stand safety. Contact James Nishan - nishanj2000@yahoo.com to register and details. A fee of $15.00 will be charged: Checks should be made out to the Auburn Sportsmen’s club. The receipt of the check will reserve the participants place. Sign in and safety briefing will be 07:00 AM to 08:00 AM on November 5th, parents must be present to sign appropriate waivers. A presentation on the MA gun laws will be given in the hall November 8th by Jon Green of GOAL. There is no admission fee. Members and guests are welcome up to room capacity.
  • 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.
  • Maspenock Rod & Gun Club - Comedy Night! November 4th 21 and over only - Tickets are available at the club on meetings nights and Tuesday / Friday nights when the Junior Rifle Team Practices. $20 a ticket. Contact: Paul Young @ 508-989-5679 email: paulyoung@net1plus.com for advance ticket sales information. Time 6pm cocktail 7pm show
  • 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.
  • The Fitchburg Sportsmen's Club, located at 289 Rindge State Road, Ashburnham will hold the first Annual Turkey Shoot on Sunday, 5 November 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Winner of each LUCKY TARGET match will win choice of Turkey or Ham. Match will involve 15 shots/3 per stand, shooter with the most LUCKY TARGET hits wins that match. Costs $5.00 per match. We will shoot until the prizes run out. EVERYONE WELCOME. If you have any questions contact Ron Bunnell @ (978) 340-2989
  • 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. 10/8 - pistol (center fire), 10/22 - rifle (rimfire).
  • Lowell Sportsmen's Club - Ruger 10/22 Fun Shoot - Oct. 22 (10/22, get it?) 1-4pm and bring your 10/22!; Steel Sundays (rimfire challenge practice) every 3rd Sunday 1-3pm; Ongoing Events open to the public: 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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