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Gun Owners' Action League
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August 11, 2017

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

Legislative Alerts - Follow This Page!

It's a great idea to bookmark and follow our alert page on www.goal.org!

Currently on our alert page.

  • Legislation we want to stop
  • Legislation we want to see become law
  • Local alerts (Westminster)
  • How to look up your legislator
  • AG Healey links

GOAL Affiliated Club Map
You can find a great club near you on our Affiliated Club page using our interactive map.  Also, if you belong to a club, please check to see if yours is listed.  GOAL Affiliated Clubs receive many benefits, see page linked to map for details!
Suppressors: Setting The Record Straight.

Last week the Globe ran yet another hit piece on our efforts to legalize firearms suppressors in MA.

This time they featured "info" from Walpole's chief of police who made many false claims, including that they can't be used on shotguns, and that criminals will use them. For the record, suppressors are legal in FORTY TWO states with no issue-criminal use.

Also, shotguns can be suppressed (see photo).

  
TTAG did a great job setting the record straight 

The Primer: ERPO Problems - Digging Deeper Into H.3081

New podcast from GOAL - The Primer Episode 19!

On this episode we discuss Rep. David Linsky's bill, H.3081 and the many issues surrounding the bill, which is being fully funded by Mike Bloomberg. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, or listen online here: http://goalpodcast.libsyn.com/

Armed citizen stops violent criminal in grocery store parking lot, without firing a shot.

3 Stabbed Before Man With Gun Stops Robber: Deputies 

An accused armed robber who allegedly stabbed three people on Sunday was ultimately stopped by a man with a gun without a single shot fired.

SEMINOLE, FL — Two good Samaritans suffered stab wounds on Sunday when they tried to come to a woman’s aid in a Publix parking lot in Seminole. That’s when Pinellas County deputies say a third good Samaritan with a gun stepped in and put an end to the struggle without firing a shot.

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Intolerant MA? When It Comes To 2A, Yes.

We have compiled all of our MA law maps onto one web page. When viewed as a collection they really illustrate how intolerant MA is regarding Second Amendment issues. 

View maps page on goal.org

"Free" Orange Hats Are Back!
Our ever popular blaze orange GOAL hats are back in stock at the GOAL office!  We are giving these away to anyone who stops by and purchases raffle tickets, makes a donation, renews membership, or joins!  Limit one per person. 
Free 3" GOAL Sticker - Come Grab A Stack & Bring Them To Your Local FFL/Club To Give Out!
We also have free three inch round GOAL stickers available at the GOAL office.  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 2017 Training Schedule
September is back to school month for the kids and it can be for you as well! We have lots of great classes scheduled for fall, view our schedule below and sign up today! 

Club Events

  • Leominster Sportsmen's Association still has a few seats open in their Women On Target scheduled for 10/22/17 - click here for more info - to sign up.
  • Holbrook Sportsmen's Club 150 Quincy St Holbrook Mass - STEEL CHALLENGE SHOOT  Saturday August 26 2017 , sign up at 11:00 shooting starts at 12:30 - click here to sign up
  • Nenameseck Sportsmen' Club is having a open house on 8/26/2017 rain date 8/27/2017 Tickets are $10.00 on sale now till 8/20/2017 at door $12.00 limited number available contact Lisa Desabrais at 413-245-3568 The ticket price includes a hot dog, hamburg, chips, salad and soda. There will also be archery and shoot activity's for a 2.00 fee.
  • Franklin County Sportsmen Club – Weekly 5 Stand beginning 7/15/17 and running every other Saturday 10 am - 2 pm into the fall. The cost is $5 per round. Information can be found on our web site  www.Fclsc.org
  • 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.
  • Southborough Rod and Gun Club, wwwsouthboroughrodandgun.com . Trap and Skeet shooting every Sunday, 12-3, and Thursday nights (May-September) from 6-9.  New shooters welcome!  SRGC is a Green club, and only non-toxic shot is permitted. More info on the Club's website.  See you at the Top of the Hill, and bring a friend!
  • Fitchburg Sportsmen's Club- Trap Shoots - Wednesday Nights at 6:00 PM beginning on April 19th -  club is located at, 289 Rindge State Rd (Route 119), Ashburnham, MA]
  • 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.  8/13 - Military Rifle Bench Rest.
  • Lowell Sportsmen's Club - 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 – August (Rifle) Fun Shoot – Noon start time; any caliber, optics or not! 7 egg stages @ 50, 75 and 100 yds. Youth stages, too! Steel .22 flip targets at shorter ranges. 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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