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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. 
Lucky 20 Winners!
John P. was in attendance for the drawing and won a Smith & Wesson M&P! This is the first time an attendee has had their name drawn!
Congratulations to all and a big THANK YOU to everyone who supported GOAL by purchasing a ticket.

Lucky 20 Winners:
1. John S. - W. Springfield, MA
2. Kevin N. - Jefferson, MA
3. Jared D. - Natick, MA
4. Richard H. - Southbridge, MA
5. John N. - Sturbridge, MA
6. Tim W. - No address
7. Dan M. - Westwood, MA
8. Mike M. - Nahant, MA
9. Bob J. - Rutland, mA
10. Bob R. - Belchertown, MA
11. Mark L. - Worcester, MA
12. John P. - Braintree, MA
13. Tim H. - Palmer, MA
14. David C. - Hampden, MA
15. Peter S. - Hanson, MA
16. Rob G. - Springfield, MA
17. Terry D. - Stoneham, MA
18. Ernie T. - Shutesbury, MA
19. Amaresh E. - Westborough, MA
20. John S. - Natick, MA

We have notified all of the lucky winners and most have already come over to the GOAL office so we could take care of the transfer.

Thank you to everyone that took part, look for our Big Bang Annual Raffle soon!
Amaresh
Tim H.
Richard H.
MA Legislature Back In Session
“the Second Amendment is a privilege, not a right” 

-MA State Representative Marjorie Decker

With the holiday season coming to a close, the MA Legislature will be back in session at the State House beginning this week..

As a reminder, GOAL is monitoring progress on many bills, including Senator Stone-Creem's one gun a month bill - S.2063, and many other pieces of anti Second Amendment legislation.

We will also continue to advocate for GOAL legislation, including H.1296 – An Act Relative To Constitutional Rights, filed by Representative James Miceli. S.1316 – An Act relative to the sale of firearms, filed by Senator Anne Gobi (removes the “copies and duplicates” language from Section 121 of chapter 140, thus removing the power of A.G.) S.1326 – An Act Clarifying Firearms Oversight, filed by Senator Don Humason (removes regulatory authority from the attorney general via consumer protection laws), and many others.

Please see our Legislation page for a full rundown and be sure to book mark our news and alerts page. As always GOAL will notify our members if and when it is time to take action.
Suppressors OK For Hunting In 80% Of USA

Thanks to the  NRA , the  American Suppressor Association  (ASA) and politically active folks like you, suppressors—also called silencers—can now be used in 40 states for hunting. That’s terrific news, because suppressors mitigate a rifle’s report to decibel thresholds deemed safe by  OSHA . Therefore, hunters who use them will ensure that they’ll be able to hear, “Did I get him, Grandpa!?” years down the road. Plus, they’ll have happier neighbors. As a bonus, a quality suppressor often enhances accuracy and lessens recoil. Here are five suppressors fit for several hunting scenarios.

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GOAL Annual Meeting - Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Doors Open at 9:30 AM
  • Meeting Starts at 10:00 AM
  • Buffet Lunch Served at 11:30 AM


Dear GOAL Members,

Once again it is time for our Annual Meeting of the Membership. 

This year we are trying a new location, a famous landmark restaurant on the North Shore, the Kowloon!

This meeting is open to members in good standing only.

We will have an exclusive room for the meeting, coffee and other beverages will be available during the morning and lunch will be served at 11:30.

There will be presentations by GOAL Executive Director Jim Wallace, GOAL President of the Board Jim Finnerty and others. We will discuss plans going forward, the year that was, and other topics required by GOAL's bylaws. There will also be an opportunity for GOAL Members to discuss and share their thoughts with GOAL's leadership.

Please join us!

Tickets are $30.00 per person - each attendee will receive one chance to win a special door prize.
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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. 1/14 Pistol rim-fire, 1/28 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   
GOAL
361 W. Main St
Northborough, MA. 01532