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Gun Owners' Action League
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September 9, 2016

Greetings!

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.  
Are You A GOAL Member?

It's not unusual for us to receive phone calls from MA gun owners who are looking for guidance and are not members of GOAL.

Often times they ask "why should I join GOAL?"   The answer is simple: "our answering of your phone call and question is made possible by GOAL members".

We are more than just a resource though, we continually work to protect & restore Second Amendment freedom, we support many education efforts including our full training schedule and we proudly represent the interests of all law abiding gun owners.

If you are not a member, please consider joining, you can do so online here: http://goal.org/joingoal.html

Yard Signs - Coming Next Week!
This is the artwork for our yard signs which are due in next week.  We will be asking for a donation for the signs to offset the cost.  We need help with distribution!  We need members who are willing to stop by GOAL to pick up a box or two and distribute them in their area.  If this is something that you are interested in helping with, please contact mike@goal.org.  Thanks!
Look Up - For Healey Hurts Families Signs Starting This Weekend!

Starting this weekend, look up for HealeyHurtsFamilies.com signs!

If you are at the Hampton Beach Fest this weekend check out the planes pulling signs, one of them is going to be pulling a sign that says

HealeyHurtsFamilies.com

Also, the same sign is going to be flying for 2 hours during pregame next weekend over a very popular tailgate party in Foxborough. (all planes have to leave 1 hour before game due to security reasons)

If anyone goes to either event, please try and get some photos of the plane/sign!

GOAL Freedom Relay Rally - October 15th!

October 15, 2016 Freedom Relay Rally

Join us October 15, 2016 for a protest march and rally starting at the historic Old North Bridge in Concord MA and finishing at Boston Common. This protest march is to publicize abusive actions from the office of MA Attorney General Maura Healey.

Details for the event are still developing, please click here and follow this page for more information.

We need volunteer help for this event.  If you are a GOAL member and would like to volunteer please contact jimwallace@goal.org.
Help Us Get Candidates Graded!

Candidate ratings are an important part of making an informed decision on election day
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We need your help! MA House and Senate elections will be here soon. Please contact any challenging candidate running for a #MASen or #MAHouse seat (not incumbent) in your district and encourage them to fill out a GOAL Candidate Questionnaire! Here's a link to the online version. http://goal.org/Documents/2016candidatequetionnaire.pdf
The Lucky 20 Raffle Is Back!
The Lucky 20 Raffle, our biggest & most popular fundraising raffle is back!  As always each ticket gives you up to 20 chances to win up to 20 guns!

With Attorney General Healey in power your vote as a resident of Massachusetts no longer matters.

On July 20, 2016 Attorney General Maura Healey announced a deliberate misinterpretation of the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts via a highly controversial enforcement notice posted on her website. There was no due process, no public input, no members of the legislature debated her enforcement notice and the governor never signed it into law. Hundreds of thousands of licensed gun owners are now threatened by Healey with a ten year felony charge for failure to comply to the information posted on her webpage.

(She also wrote that her enforcement notice is open to change at her discretion.)

Attorney General Healey's actions demonstrated a complete disregard for due process, she did it to advance a political agenda for her personal gain, she usurped the power of the legislature, she silenced the courts, and she muted the voice of the voters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

It is wrong. To say otherwise is a distortion of the truth, please click the link below and join our efforts to stop the abusive action from AG Healey.
http://www.healeyhurtsfamilies.com

It's Back! Tee Shirt Benefits GOAL - Get Yours Today!

One of our members started, designed, and set up sales of this fundraising tee shirt, proceeds from the sale will go directly towards our continued efforts to protect & restore Second Amendment freedom in MA and more importantly to end abuse from the AG's office!

GOAL Training - 2016 Schedule - New Coursed Added!

Still time to sign up for Art of Concealed Carry, in Lowell!
Date 10/05/16
Location: EJ Buck & Sons 171 Lincoln Street, Lowell MA 01852
Time: 6PM-10PM
Cost: $95.00 Non-member $130
Class limited to 20 people

Have you checked out the GOAL Training schedule for 2016? We have a huge variety to choose from and more on the way.  Remember, GOAL members always get a discount and all proceeds go directly towards our continued efforts to protect & restore Second Amendment freedom in MA.

Club Events

  • Shirley Rod & Gun Club - Ducks Unlimited Shoot & Auction - Sunday 9/18/16 - 9 AM - 5 PM - contact Craig Carpenter for more information. 
  • Maynard Rod & Gun Club - Women On Target!  October 1, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm - Limited to 30 students and will include: pistol, rifle, shotgun, and archery. Pre-registration is required, Please click here to register - cost is $60.00 and event is rain or shine.
  • Riverside Gun Club Open House - Hudson Sesquicentennial Celebration  - Riverside Gun Club is celebrating the Hudson 150 anniversary with an open house September 10th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm located at 16 Wilkins St., Hudson, MA.  The concession booth is open through out the day for food & soft drinks.  There is a live Falcon exhibit, Children activities & games, and a 150-year history of the American Battle Rifle presentation.  All shooting events are open to the public include, Skeet & Trap, Junior Rifle competition, ages 10 -18 include prizes to top shooters and the WWII M1 Garand rifle all with all events supervised by certified instructors.  Visit the Riverside Archery to observe the team training session and experience instructional shooting as well. A nominal fee is applied to shooting events. For specific events time & location see Riverside Website. WWW.RIVERSIDEGC.ORG
  • Leominster Sportsmen's Club: Annual Freedom Shoot on 9/11: "Rattle-Battle" Rifle & Pistol Plate matches Sunday September 11th starting 9am, cost $10. Bring your buddies, your favorite rifle, sling, extra clips/mags & 50-100 rounds, and your pistol or revolver & 50 rounds (more if you're a good shot).  Any rifle or pistol is OK; 10 point bonus for competing with an AR type rifle!  Instead of prizes, we will again donate proceeds to benefit Fisher House in Boston. info: http://www.lsa-ma.org/attachments/events/Freedom%20match%202016.pdf  - NRA Day on September 18th; 9am-1pm; RAIN or SHINE!  Bring your friends & come celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day with us! Safety Lesson, 22's, Shotgun, Muzzleloader, Archery. starts 8am  cost $5 http://www.lsa-ma.org/ 
  • Lowell Sportsmen's Club: Sep 10, 2016 Noon-4pm - Open House 2016 - all ranges and activities open to the public.  Oct 22, 2016 9am–3pm - Ruger 10/22 Fun Shoot - enjoy shooting your 10/22 on 10/22 in fun and challenging events, with prizes for top shooters.  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!  
  • High Power Rifle Shooting, at Reading Rifle and Revolver - the ONLY 600yd 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 upcoming 2015 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    
  • Leominster Sportsmen's Club - Women On Target - October 23, 2016, click here for details.

If your club has an open to the public event you would like to promote, please email the info to mike@goal.org 

Join GOAL - Now More Than Ever!
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"Protecting Your Freedom Begins Here"
Why You Should Join GOAL:  Every intrusion on our Second Amendment Rights is an intrusion on all rights. The Constitutional rights and freedoms that you enjoy - and may take for granted - are becoming more fragile each day. Secure your rights for yourself, your family and future generations.

Join GOAL and become part of the solution today
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