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November 4, 2016


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Governor's Council To Resume Barry-Smith Hearing:
11/9/16 - 11:00 AM

Please call your Governor's Council Member Today and Urge Them To Decline Nomination of Barry-Smith.

The MA Governor’s Council will be meeting to decide upon nomination of AG Healey’s staffer Christopher Barry-Smith on November 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the State House.

Christopher Barry-Smith has a long history of working for MA attorney general’s who have successfully restricted our civil rights.  Should he be nominated, we cannot expect any sort of fair trial for any Second Amendment issue that comes before him.  Justice will not be blind, or balanced if he is a judge, for that reason, his nomination must be declined.

Take Action!

Please consider testifying against the nomination of Barry-Smith at the Governor’s Council Hearing, which begins at 11:00 AM. You must call ahead of time and sign up to testify. Please call George Cronin at the Governor’s Council Office 617-725-4015 x0 to sign up.

Contact your Governor's Council Member: during this week, please contact your Governor’s Council Member and urge them to decline the nomination of Christopher Barry-Smith.

Remember To Vote - Tuesday 11/8/16
Election Day is Tuesday November 8, 2016.  
Please be sure to check out our candidates ratings page (s) - make an informed vote and always #ProtectFreedom - #GunVote - #EveryVoteCounts

Massachusetts gun owners protest judicial nominee Christopher Barry-Smith over work for AG Maura Healey

BOSTON — A Massachusetts gun rights group is protesting Gov. Charlie Baker's nomination of First Assistant Attorney General Christopher Barry-Smith to serve as an Associate Justice on the Massachusetts Superior Court. The gun owners oppose Barry-Smith because he was a high-ranking attorney in Attorney General Maura Healey's office when she expanded the state's ban on assault weapons.

"He works for the attorney general's office that operates in the shadows above the law," said Jake Graham, a Norwood gun owner who said he purchased guns legally in Massachusetts that are now subject to the ban. Graham said he does not know anything about Barry-Smith's record or involvement with the gun ban, but he would oppose anyone working in Healey's office.

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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!
GOAL Training

New schedule soon!   We will be adding 2017 dates for our most popular classes soon!  You can also "subscribe" to our schedule now and get updates when we add new classes, chec it out here:

Club Events

  • 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 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 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,

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