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Gun Owners' Action League
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June 16, 2017


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:

Drawing Is Two Weeks Away - June 30th!
GOAL Continues Efforts To Deregulate Suppressors

Massachusetts is one of eight states with regulation that doesn't allow personal use and possession of suppressors.

We have been busy over the last few weeks, educating the media, law enforcement, and legislators about sound suppressors for firearms. Please see our info page linked below with our press release and a link to lots of photos and videos.

Click here to see more about our efforts and the legislation.

Progressive Carbine Training - New Course!

Progressive Carbine with Scott Germain of Center Mass Weapons Training is at Shawme Fish & Game Club on September 22, 2017

Progressive Carbine Training is one day course for those who have the basic fundamentals yet wish to improve their tactical skills. This is a hands-on, fast paced, live fire course with minimal time spent in the classroom. Starting with the combat mindset, the training covers specialized topics such as shooting positions, shooting while moving, malfunction remediation, barricade drills, strong and support side shooting, proper sling use and reloading techniques.

More info/sign up

Principles Of Concealed Carry June 20th - Still a few seats open!

This class is perfect for people who are new to carrying concealed and want to refine their carry/concealment method, draw stroke, and marksmanship.

Principles of Concealed Carry is designed to provide a solid foundation for defensive and counter ambush firing skills. This live fire course will provide students an opportunity to learn various methods for presenting a concealed firearm during a dynamic event.

This class runs from 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Equipment List:

  • Concealed carry handgun
  • 400 new cartridges
  • Holsters
  • Flashlight, knife and pepper spray (if carried)
  • Magazines and or speed loaders, strips and carriers
  • Clothing worn during work and leisure endeavors
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Hydration and snacks

Next course is 6/20/17.  GOAL is looking to add weekend dates for this course at our affiliated clubs.  If this course is of interest to your club members  please contact our Director of Education Jon Green.

Legislative Alerts - Follow This Page!

It's a great idea to bookmark and follow our alert page on!

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

New Products In The GOAL Store
We have the new 2017 collectors edition USA made Buck Knives in stock and a great new sticker!  As usual all funds go directly towards our continued efforts to protect and restore Second Amendment freedom in MA.
2017 Collectors Edition Deluxe Buck Knife
USA Made - Stainless - Drop Point Blade - 3.75" Blade
2017 Collectors Edition Buck Knife
Laser Etched 420 HC Steel Blade - Dymondwood Handle - 3.25" Blade.  This knife has a great look and feel!
Five Inch Round Sticker
Full color - printed on heavy durable UV resistant vinyl
"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

Our 2017 training schedule includes new courses and lots of great training to choose from!  Sign up for a course today!

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.

Check the Schedule

Club Events

  • Holbrook Sportsmen's Club - Steel Challenge Shoot - Sunday June 25th - 150 Quincy St , Holbrook MA. - Preregistration required at information at STEELCHALLENGEHSC@GMAIL.COM
  • Bay State Games Trap Match at N. Leominster Rod & Gun Club - Saturday June 24th. two events: 16-Yard Singles Trap and 16-Yard Doubles Trap. The entry fee for the event is $42 and an additional $15 for a second event. There is also a late fee of $10 for people who register after June 1st. The event is open to MA, ME, NH, and VT residents. Click here for more info or to sign up.
  • Southborough Rod and Gun Club, . 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. 6/25 - Pistol - Rim Fire.
  • 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 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 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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"Protecting Your Freedom Begins Here"
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