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Gun Owners' Action League
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March 3, 2017


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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.

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Action Center - Please Make Calls Today - Updated Bill Numbers!

Please Continue Calling Your Legislators About The Legislation Below!

Please contact your state representative and state senator today.

  • Legislation Introduced to Challenge AG Healey’s Gun Ban please call and ask for support of S.1322 (formerly SD.1157) & S.1326 (formerly SD1873) filed by Sen. Don Humason and S.1316 (formerly SD.1889) filed by Sen. Anne Gobi. (Yes on S.1322, S.1326, S.1316)
  • Senator Creem's Anti Civil Rights S.1298 (formerly SD.1884) - please ask your state senator to not support this legislation. (No on S.1298)

Click here to find contact info for your state legislators.

GOAL Advocacy Workshop

Learn to be a great advocate for the Second Amendment!

Sunday April 2, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (check in begins at 8:30 AM)

$25.00 cost includes continental breakfast - deli buffet lunch.

Open to GOAL members in good standing only.

Speakers (more TBA):

Senator Anne Gobi - Communicating with legislators


Jim Wallace - Media Relations

We look forward to seeing everyone.

Conveniently located at:

Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center

242 Adams Pl, Boxborough, MA 01719

Click here to purchase your ticket.
Trump Signs Bill Protecting Due Process Rights of SSA Recipients

H.J. Res. 40 Revokes Obama-Era Gun Grab

Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauded President Donald Trump today for signing H.J. Res. 40, revoking a last-minute gun grab issued at the end of the Obama administration.

“Today marks a new era for law-abiding gun owners, as we now have a president who respects and supports our right to keep and bear arms,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA. “Our thanks go to President Trump and the congressman and senators who led the fight for this important legislation.”

H.J. Res. 40 passed both the House and the Senate with bipartisan support. The bill revokes an Obama-era rule that would have stripped Second Amendment rights from tens of thousands of people each year without due process.

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This Week GOAL Appeared on NRA TV To Discuss UMass-4-H, Legislation, Sen. Creem's "poll tax" bill, and more!

  • GOAL member and 2A advocate Mandy Deveno discusses the social bias against gun owning families from UMass on NRA TV yesterday.  Click here to watch
  • GOAL Exec. Director Jim Wallace discusses many MA issues, including Sen. Creem's S.1298 on NRA TV yesterday. Click here to watch

We'd like to thank NRA TV, Colion Noir, and his staff for having us on, we look forward to our next appearance!

Ladies - Check Out The MWGO!

Massachusetts Women Gun Owners (MWGO) is a group for women and all things firearms related. 

Our mission is to help women gain more confidence with firearms and to grow the female voice in the firearms community.  We provide a place just for women to get advice, education, recommendations, and to network.  We have informal meetups and are working on creating group classes.  We have also coordinated with retailers for special deals for members of MWGO.  Most importantly, we are advocates for gun rights in Massachusetts.  By bringing attention to a different demographic of firearms owners, we hope to increase support for the Second Amendment.

In January MWGO had a meet up at Fireflys in Marlboro. We enjoyed delicious BBQ while checking out over 30 concealed carry options brought by members and on loan from

If your a female gun owner in Massachusetts, check us out. If you know a female "on the fence" about firearms or that might be interested, send her our way.
For more information click here, or email -  and on Instagram at MAWomenGunOwners

Legislation for the 190th Massachusetts General Court.  Please bookmark - keep an eye on this page, we update it often!  This page displays legislation, which is currently "in play" for the current legislative session.  If you find any Second Amendment related bills that we missed, or know of anything that needs to be updated, please email us here.
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New GOAL Membership System Coming Soon!

We are in the process of implementing a new user editable membership system. 

Due to this, we are no longer mailing membership cards to our members with an email address - you will be able to print your own at home soon! 

GOAL will be implementing a new user editable membership system within the next few weeks.  This system will enable GOAL members to update their address or contact information, print out a membership card and more from our website.

Please be aware, this may cause a delay in processing new members.  If you are joining or renewing, please be patient, we will get it set up as quickly as possible and will get word out to everyone when it's "user ready".  

Thank you as always for understanding and supporting GOAL!
Free GOAL Hat!
Hurry, only a few left!  Stop by the GOAL office and get a free blaze orange GOAL hat!  While you're here please consider making a donation, purchasing Lucky 20 Raffle tickets, or grabbing a batch of Healey Hurts Families yard signs for distribution in your area and at your club!  

We are typically here M-F from at least 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, if you are traveling to get here, please call ahead to ensure that we will be here, 508-393-5333.
 Big Bang Annual Raffle!
GOAL 2017 Training Schedule

Our 2017 training schedule includes new courses and lots of great training to choose from!  Note, we have just added our ICE Training Courses with Rob Pincus!

GOAL's 2017 training schedule is posted online and features new courses including the Intro to Concealed Carry Pistol (mentioned above), our new MA Gun License training course which replaces the basic pistol course of old, and a great class for revolver aficionados, Short Barreled Revolver Skills.

We also have our most popular courses returning, including our NRA Instructors courses (dates TBA), MA Gun Law for Citizens, reloading courses with Jim Finnerty, Utah CCW and lots more, check out the link below to view the schedule and remember, GOAL members always get a great discount on GOAL training courses.


Club Events

  • The Nimrod League of Holden and Gun Owners’ Action League are proud to present a women’s only instructional shooting clinic. April 29, 2017 - 8:30am to 5:30pm at the Nimrod League of Holden, 168 Coal Kiln Rd Princeton, MA 01541
  • 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. 3/12 - any "one" gun - any caliber - scope OK!  3/26 - Pistol Rimfire,  4/9 shotgun - turkey (No Slugs) #4,5 or 6 shot. Jerry's Shoot
  • Petersham gun club sporting clays course will be open all winter. Wednesdays at noon and every Sunday at 10am. our winter league will start the first Sunday in February thru the end of April. Email for more info: 
  • Maspenock Rod and Gun Club - NRA Level 1 Pistol Coach Course - (to benefit Jr. Pistol Team) March 18 - 19, 2017 - click here for more info or to sign up.
  • 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 ("offhand") at 100 yards on SR-1's, 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!
  • Lowell Sportsmen's Club: 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 for more

  • 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 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: for complete schedule and match results. If you have questions please contact the High Power Director at,

If your club has an open to the public event you would like to promote, please email the info to 

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