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Gun Owners' Action League
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As a nation we owe the highest debt of gratitude to our veterans. On this day we acknowledge that debt and remember the sacrifices made so that we can continue this great American experiment.
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.
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Alert - Important Public Hearing 11/16/17
Over the last 18 months our elected official have abused their authority and shown that they cannot be trusted when it comes to protecting our rights - now is the time to provide protections by passing GOAL legislation listed below.

On Thursday, November 16th the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security is scheduled to hear more than 40 bills that could impact your Second Amendment rights. The hearing will take place at the Massachusetts State House in Room A1, beginning at 11:00 AM.

By participating in this hearing, either by testifying or simply being present, you will have a chance to stand up for freedom and express your opposition to the misguided anti-gun proposals, while supporting GOAL legislation aimed at restoring Second Amendment rights in MA. Input received at this public hearing will determine the direction the Massachusetts General Court takes on our Second Amendment rights this legislative session.

Among the bills to be heard are three GOAL bills of note – please support:

  • H.1296 – An Act Relative To Constitutional Rights, filed by Representative James Miceli. This is a preemption bill, necessary because MA public officials have shown time and again that they will not follow due process in their quest to pass new – restrictive gun control laws.  This will put a stop to the abuse and remove their authority over our Second Amendment rights.
  • S.1316 – An Act relative to the sale of firearms, filed by Senator Anne Gobi. This bill removes the “copies and duplicates” language from Section 121 of chapter 140, thus removing the power of A.G. Healey’s July 2016 enforcement notice.
  • S.1326 – An Act Clarifying Firearms Oversight, filed by Senator Don Humason. This bill removes regulatory authority from the attorney general via consumer protection laws.

There are also bills that give us great concern – please oppose:



Take Action!

Please call the  committee members today 617-722-1485 (senate) & 617-722-2230 (house) in regard to the above-mentioned bills as well as all of the legislation to be heard. Also, please call and email  your legislatorstoday regarding the legislation to be heard.

Support: H.1239, H.1246, H.1247, H.1253, H.1265, H.1278, H.1284, H.1285, H.1287, H.1290, H.1296, H.1309, H.1310, H.1315, H.1319, H.2485, H.2495, H.2496, H.2497, H.2507, H.2508, H.2510, H.2512, H.3254, H.3260, S.1309, S.1315, S.1316, S.1317, S.1319, S.1320, S.1321, S.1322, S.1323, S.1324, S.1325, S.1326, S.1338, S.1339, S.1340, S.1354, S.1365

Oppose: H.1280, H.1281, H.1282, H.1283, H.2495, H.3271, H.3610, H.3611, S.1292, S.1298, S.1302
Online Ammo Sales In The News
Boston TV Channel Runs #FakeNews Story
Last night a Boston TV station ran a story about online ammunition purchasing that was fraught with sensationalism and very misleading.

The report was very slanted to give viewers the impression that it is illegal for a licensed gun owner in Massachusetts to purchase ammunition and ammunition components online.

This couldn't be further from the truth. Currently there is no law or regulation that forbids a licensed gun owner in MA from purchasing ammunition online. Their is also on law or regulation which forbids out of state entities from selling ammunition or ammunition components to licensed gun owners in MA.

Granby Hearing Alert
The Granby Bow & Gun Club, Inc Needs your support. Please Consider attending their appeal hearing with the Granby Zoning Board of Appeals.  

The Granby Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on November 20, 2017 at the Granby Senior-Junior High School Cafeteria, 385 East State Street, Granby MA 01033. 6:30 PM.

This is the continuance of last month's postponed hearing. The board will consider the petition of Justin Raphaelson, Esq. on behalf of the Granby Bow and Gun Club Inc. seeking an appeal of the Board of Selectmen’s decision, acting as the Zoning Enforcement officer dated September 6, 2017 with regards to 85 Chicopee Street, known as Map 15 Parcels C3,4,5,6,7,9,20,11 and 12 in the Town of Granby, MA. 

In addition to the above hearing, the Board of Appeals intends to conduct a public meeting following said hearings as time permits.

Also, the club needs financial help to offset their mounting legal costs, please consider making a generous donation to their legal defense fund.

NICS Has Been Broken For Years and Our Elected Officials, Who Are Pushing For More/New "Gun Control" Laws Have Ignored The Issue.
Last week we were shocked and saddened by the horrific crime committed in TX by a person who shouldn't have had access to guns, or society for that matter. Once again many elected officials are ignoring how all of the laws/systems/government failed. Instead, these same officials are stumping for more - new - even more restrictive "gun control" laws.

With that in mind, we look back to a story from 2013 , which reported on the federal government refusing to prosecute criminal acts committed during NICS checks.

"felons who attempt to buy guns from gun stores—and thereby subject themselves to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)—know there is only a slightly higher chance they’ll be prosecuted (1.7 in 10,000) than struck by lightening (1 in 10,000, according to the National Weather Service)"

We hope that our elected official will stop ignoring the real issues, which remain unaddressed and start doing the hard work necessary to make real, positive change, which doesn't include new restriction and or regulation.
Duxbury Residents - Go Talk 2A!
If you live in the Duxbury area, this is a good opportunity to go discuss issues and speak for protection of our 2A rights.
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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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

  • Holbrook Sportsmen's Club 150 Quincy St Holbrook Ma. SPORTSMEN'S SHOW November 18 , 8 am –5 pm & 19 8 am – 3 pm Firearms and accessories Live fire Sig Sauer demo try out the latest Sig products ( with paid admission ) also archery demo , get your bow tuned up or try out new archery accessories www.holbrooksportsmenclub.com
  • 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. 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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