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Fight The Good Fight Raffle!
Dear Fellow Gun Owners,
 
Last July, in a direct attack on your civil rights, the Attorney General published an unconstitutional “Enforcement Notice” that retroactively reclassified legally acquired modern sporting rifles as banned “assault weapons”.

Within weeks, the Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL) signed on as a plaintiff in the lawsuit Worman v. Baker that seeks to strike down Healey’s enforcement notice and reverse the unlawful restrictions placed on an entire class of firearms that are in common use by law abiding citizens in the Commonwealth and across the nation.

Ironically, as Massachusetts residents, WE are involuntarily providing the seemingly endless stream of revenue required by our opponents to suppress our own civil rights!  
GOAL is pleased to provide you with an opportunity to voluntarily level the playing field by participating in our new “Fight the Good Fight” raffle.

We’ve received generous donations of an engraved Henry Golden Boy 22LR rifle, Savage 20 GA bolt-action shotgun, Ruger SR-22 pistol, Thompson Center Triumph .50 Cal stainless muzzleloader, and a Matthews Triax compound bow that we will be raffling off in a winner-take-all raffle. 

Drawing will be held on February 25, 2018 at the GOAL booth at the  Oseg Sportsmen's Show  at the Big E in Springfield, MA. 
 
Thank you and best wishes for a safe and prosperous New Year.

Jim Finnerty
President
Gun Owners’ Action League Board of Directors

P.S. – Raffles notwithstanding, we’re happy to accept your  donations  to help us offset our considerable legal expenses. 
**ALERT** PLEASE MAKE PHONE CALLS
H.1296 – 2A Rights Act Needs Your Support!
H.1296 Will Stop Ad Hoc Attacks On the 2A In Massachusetts – Please Call Your State Legislators Today – Urge Them To Sign On To Rep Miceli’s Letter

State Representative James Miceli has written a letter to the  Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security , urging them to vote favorably on his bill,  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

Today, please  call your Massachusetts State Senator and Representative, urge them to support Representative Miceli’s H.1296 by adding their signature to Representative Miceli’s letter to the Public Safety Committee. 

They need to contact Rep Miceli’s office directly to do this. 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.
GOAL Training

NEW 2018 Schedule - Sign up today, we're looking forward to seeing you!
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