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Massachusetts Demands Bump Stock Surrender
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Issues Letter To LTC/FID Holders Regarding Bump Stocks and Trigger Cranks - EOPSS Letter Calls For Forced Surrender.

1/16/18

GOAL has obtained a  letter regarding bump stocks from the  Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety, that will be mailed to all licensed MA gun owners and it is a doozy.

The letter, titled “Notice of Legislation Prohibiting Bump Stocks and Trigger Cranks” notifies addressees that the law directs EOPSS to notify gun owners about the change in law, specifically to section 18 to 21 of Chapter 110 and that the change, as of 2/1/18 makes it illegal to possess “so-called bump stocks and trigger cranks”.

Sen. Don Humason: Massachusetts Senate's crossbow hunting bill victory for sportsmen
A state Senate bill to expand the eligibility for crossbow  hunting is a victory for Massachusetts sportsmen, according to  Sen. Donald F. Humason, R-Westfield, who supports increasing hunting opportunities in the commonwealth.

"It's not often that we do something good, or at least something that doesn't negatively impact the hunters and sportsmen of Massachusetts," he said of  Senate Bill 2249, "an act relative to the use of crossbows in hunting," which was passed by the Senate on Thursday.

The bill was filed by Sen. Anne M. Gobi, D-Spencer, said Humason, who has filed similar legislation in the past. "It finally got done," he said. "I'm glad it got done with her name on it. It doesn't need to have my name on it, as long as it got passed. That's a good deal." 


GOAL Note: We would like to thank everyone in the senate for their diligence with this legislation, most notably Senator Gobi and Senator Humason. The bill will now need to clear the house and various committees before heading to the governors desk. We will be sure to alert our membership if/when it becomes necessary.
H.1296 – 2A Rights Act Gaining Support
State Representative James Miceli has written a letter to the  Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security , urging them to vote favorably on,  H.1296 “An Act Relative To Constitutional Rights ”.

This important legislation creates a new section of law that provides a presumption that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual civil right in Massachusetts.

For many years Massachusetts’ courts and law enforcement entities have been confused due to the state’s poorly written laws. With a clearly defined presumption of rights, lawful citizens will be saved unnecessary harassment. Likewise the courts and law enforcement will no longer waste time and resources on lawful citizens who are simply exercising their civil rights.

H.1296 also provides protections against other government entities in the state from passing laws and regulations restricting Second Amendment rights. This helps avoid a potential patchwork of laws across the Commonwealth that causes confusion.

Take Action

Please click here to check our alert page for this bill. If your legislators are not listed, please call asap and urge them to sign on in support. Please note, due to a technical issue with emails, some legislators have only recently become aware of this letter. Please don't assume that lack of signature equals lack of support.

If your state legislator is not listed, or if you are not sure who they are, please use the link below to look them up.

If you call, please urge them to contact Rep Miceli’s office directly, (they will have the number. A large showing of support for this important bill will help ensure it’s passage through the house, senate, and various committees, before arriving at the Governors Desk.

GOAL – MWGO Hosting
Concealed Carry Fashion Show
We are pleased to announce that we are teaming up with our friends from the Massachusetts Women Gun Owners (MWGO) for a concealed carry fashion show!

The Concealed Carry Fashion Show will be an entertaining yet, educational event highlighting firearms, holsters, personal safety products and, CCW clothing. Funds raised will support the Massachusetts Women’s Leadership and Firearms Summit in April 2018.

Join us for a great night of fun, Friday March 9, 2018 at the Bass Pro Shop in Foxborough.

Purchase tickets! Use the "Purchase Tickets" button below they are limited, so be sure to get yours today, you don’t want to miss this event!

Location: Bass Pro Shops  1 Bass Pro Drive, Foxborough, Ma

Time/Date: Friday, March 9th, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM, with cocktail hr starting at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm.

Presented by: GOAL and Massachusetts Women Gun Owners
Cost: $45/ticket before Feb. 18th, after that $56/person
GOAL Annual Meeting of the Membership
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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.
LEASH & WASTE DISPOSAL REGULATIONS PROPOSED
Public Hearing February 6, 2018
 
MassWildlife is proposing leash and waste disposal regulations for dogs on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). A public hearing will be held February 6, 2018 at 7 PM at the  MassWildlife Field Headquarters , 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, 01581.

Dogs are still welcome on WMAs under this proposal.

MassWildlife took this action due to repeated complaints about negative and unsafe encounters with dogs and dog waste on WMAs.

Proposal Summary:
1.    Requires leashing dogs and other domestic animals on WMAs. Dogs may be off-leash onlywhen hunting or hunt training with licensed hunters or at permitted field trials. Leashing dogs decreases conflicts with both people and other dogs, resulting in a safer and more positive experience for everyone.
2.     Requires  picking up dog waste and disposing of it off site. Removing dog waste reduces nuisance and health risks for other dogs, people and wildlife.
 
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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   
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