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August 25, 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. 
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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.
If you are not a member, please consider joining, you can do so online here: http://goal.org/joingoal.html
Granby Bow & Gun Club Under Attack

Yet another club, Granby, has come under coordinated attack from neighbors. They are in need of funds to support their legal defense. If you can, please consider making a donation today. 

GOAL Exec. Director Jim Wallace on AG Healey's enforcement notice. (see related story below)
Healey's 7/20 enforcement notice in the news

Massachusetts long gun sales tumble one year after copycat ban

Background check applications for long guns in Massachusetts decreased by more than half in July after a  last-minute ban prompted an unprecedented buying frenzy the year before .
Dealers submitted 2,150 long gun applications to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System last month — 58 percent less than the 5,108 record-breaking checks processed in 2016. By comparison, dealers transferred just under 2,000 long guns in 2015, 8 percent behind this year’s projected sales.

Lawsuit Update

The lawsuit against AG Healey, known as "Worman v. Baker" is currently in the discovery phase, sides are being deposed and evidence gathered. There has been a few scheduling hearings already and the trial is slated to begin on May 18, 2018.

Click here to view our webpage dedicated to this case and please consider bookmarking it for future reference.
Sen. Warren Urges Division Among Democrats Over Her Gun Prohibition Efforts

Just as many in the Democratic Party are seeking to  mo derate their message  in order to once again compete as a national political party, some  high-profile Democrats  are urging the party to lurch further left with an even firmer embrace of gun control. 
On June 13,  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) addressed  those gathered at the “progressive”  Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta, Ga. In her usual  frenzied style , Warren used the forum to attack  those Democrats  who would moderate the party’s message, including those who would temper the party’s stance on guns.

"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 - Two New Dates!
We have just added new dates for two of our most popular classes , both will be held at Riverside Gun Club in Hudson MA. Progressive Carbine with retired Army Special Forces SGM Scott Germain on 9/17/17 and Intro to Concealed Carry Pistol on 9/26/17. 
Go to our schedule page for more info or to sign up!

Two New Women On Target Events For Fall!

Westford Sportsmen's Club : September 9, 2017, 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM, 80 West Street; Westford, MA 01886, $50.00 per person,  click here for more information  or to sign up.

Pelham Fish & Game : October 14, 2017, 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 90 Simpson Mill Road, Pelham, NH, $50.00 per person,  click here for more information  or to sign up.

If you are scheduling your 2018 event, please contact us as soon as possible so that we may list it below.
Club Events
  • Leominster Sportsmen's Club - Sunday September 10th - Our annual Freedom Shoot - "Rattle Battle" Rifle & Pistol Plate match. The first relay starts at 9am. Cost is $10. We'll be shooting the rifles in 4-man teams & the pistols head-to-head at our plate racks. Bring your buddies, your favorite repeating rifle, sling, extra clips/mags & 50-100 rounds, and your pistol or revolver & 50 rounds (more if you're a good shot). Instead of prizes, we will again be donating the proceeds to the Fisher House (www.fisherhouse.org). They are a "home away from home" for the families of patients at Military & VA medical centers. {Club Chicken BBQ follows}
  • 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 Sportsmen's Show - November 18th & 19th, $10.00 door fee, see www.holbrooksportsmenclub.com for more information.
  • Pelham Fish & Game - 9/9/17 & 9/10/17 Garand/Springield vintage rifle match, 9/10/17 vintage sniper rifle team match. Contact Bob Greenwood - bambe5@juno.com for more information or 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 Clubwwwsouthboroughrodandgun.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 - Lowell Sportsmen's Club - Open House - Sep. 9th, 12-4pm; Ruger 10/22 Fun Shoot - Oct. 22 (10/22, get it?) 1-4pm and bring your 10/22!; 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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