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Gun Owners' Action League
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June 23, 2017

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Thank you for reading the Friday News!
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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

Drawing Is One Week Away - June 30th!
GOAL Self Defense Bills Have Strong Bi-Partisan Support

BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT FOR GOAL’S EFFORTS TO PROTECT POTENTIAL VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

June 20, 2017

BOSTON – Today the Gun Owners’ Action League of Massachusetts and State Representatives Kate Campanale (R-Leicester) and Colleen Garry (D-Dracut) announced bi-partisan support for their domestic violence prevention bills, H. 736 and H. 2492 respectively. H. 736 seeks to heighten awareness of self-defense choices to prevent domestic violence and the legal protection of victims. H.2492 will legalize stun guns in the Commonwealth. A total of 44 legislators (20 Democrats and 24 Republicans) have signed on to letters of support to the two committees assigned to hear the bills.

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Intro To Modern Sporting Rifle - AR15 - July 25th!

This course will cover nomenclature, proper loading and unloading, zeroing, clearing common malfunctions and maintenance of the AR15 style rifle.

Participants need eye / hearing protection, AR15 rifle, 100 factory new cartridges, cleaning kit and lunch.

Class begins at 9:00AM and adjourns at approximately 5:00PM. 

Loaner equipment may be available on a first come first served basis.

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

Click here to sign up

Progressive Carbine Training - Only a few seats left!

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

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

Video: Colion Noir On Protecting the Second Amendment, Racism & The Media
Women Continue Finding Success, Safety and Self in the Shooting Sports

Women in the United States continue to join in the shooting sports at increasing numbers, proving that firearms culture isn’t just a boy’s club, but a way of life for everyone. 

For nearly a decade, the number of females participating in shooting sports has increased in nearly every category, including hunting, target shooting and muzzleloading.

These aren’t a handful of extra women picking up guns and bows, but rather thousands of females learning new skills, taking up time-honored traditions, entering the competitive field, and investing in their self-defense through shooting.

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FBI Report on Alexandria Quietly Debunks the Gun-Controllers’ Talking Points

The FBI has published a brief report on the shooting in Alexandria. It is devastating to the idea that the gun-control measures presently coveted by the Democratic party would have done something to prevent the attack.

Over the past two decades, Democrats have focused on three major proposals for reform. They are: 1) That all private transfers should be contingent upon a federal background check; 2) That firearms that look a certain way should be classed as “assault weapons” and prohibited from sale; and 3) That civilians should be forbidden from buying magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. None of these proposals intersect with what happened in Alexandria.

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Gun Controllers Know Their Policies Won’t Stop Murder. They’re Playing A Different Game

Had gun controllers’ proposed rules been in place, they would not have prevented America’s recent high-profile mass shootings.

But our Second Amendment rights are too precious and hard-won to allow them to be chipped away by slow and deliberate political strikes. Every worthless gun law passed today will give way to a slightly more restrictive law several years from now, then one more after that, and another after that. Gun controllers are welcome to play this game, of course. But we should be prepared to head them off as early as possible. They understand the stakes, and they understand how to get what they want. So should we.

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"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 https://practiscore.com/june-steel-challenge-match-clone/register 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, 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. 6/25 - Pistol - Rim Fire, 7/9 - Pistol Center Fire, 7/23 - Rifle Rim Fire .22cal handicap shoot, 8/13 - Military Rifle Bench Rest.
  • Lowell Sportsmen's Club - Rimfire Steel Challenge: Saturday, July 29th; 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 - 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: 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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