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Gun Owners' Action League
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September 30, 2016

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.  
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: http://goal.org/joingoal.html

AG Healey Protest - October 5th - Worcester

Protest abuse from the office of Attorney General Maura Healey.

GOAL has learned that Attorney General Maura Healey is hosting “Attorney General Community Action Hours” where she wants to hear from people who are being discriminated against.

On July 20, 2016 AG Healey launched a massive discriminatory campaign against licensed gun owners in MA, where she declared hundreds of thousands of people “felons in waiting”. She did this without vetting from the courts and without debate from the legislature.

Please join us October 5th in Worcester to protest AG Healey’s actions and to speak out against her abuse and discrimination.

Click here for more info - map
Mass. AG Healey doubles down on refusal to disclose details of gun law interpretation process

BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey, recently directed by the state secretary’s office to provide a “revised response” to a records request related to her July “copycat” weapons enforcement notice, is doubling down on her earlier stance that the information should be kept out of the public eye.

In a letter obtained Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General Lorraine Tarrow defended the office’s decision not to release specific records to Holden resident David Reinhart, who in August filed a public records request he believed would tell him more about how Healey arrived at her decision.

“In summary, the records withheld under G.L. c. 4, § 7, cl. 26(d) are not public records because our deliberative processes regarding the (enforcement) notice are ongoing and incomplete, tied to our open investigations, and include legal opinions relevant to actual and threatened litigation,” Tarrow wrote in the office’s new response.

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POSTPONED - GOAL Freedom Relay Rally 

We Will Revisit This Protest

We have to postpone the Freedom Relay, originally scheduled for October 15th due to the Boston Common being completely booked, we will revisit this protest soon. 

Also, please note that there was no issue regarding the issuance of the permit other than the Common being booked every weekend though November.

2016 GOAL Club Seminar

Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Place: NORCO Sportsman’s Club Address: 91 Houghton Rd, Princeton, MA 01541

Time: Check in 8:30 am Duration: 9 am – 3 pm  

Dear GOAL Affiliated Club Member,   GOAL is announcing its latest annual club seminar to be held on Sunday, November 6, 2016.  The seminar focuses on all aspects of running a firearms club. The following are some of the guest speakers and topics of discussion:  
  • Insurance & Liability: Arlene Pucillo of Charles River Insurance
  • Legal Issues, Protecting Your Club: Attorney Ed George
  • Range Management: Jon Green, GOAL’s Director of Education and Training
  • Club Administration: Jim Wallace, GOAL’s Executive Director
  • Range Design and Lead Management: Scott Kranz, Senior Project Manager with AECOM
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation: Zach Snow, Shooting Promotions Manager NSSF
Affiliated club members have the ability to send a number of attendees free of charge, depending on their level of affiliation.  


People you may wish to send: Club President, Secretary, Treasurer, Range and/or Facility Manager and any potential planning committee members.  

RSVP – Deadline is Monday, October 31, 2016.

Please return the form to GOAL PO Box 567 Northborough, MA 01532.   If you have any questions about the seminar, you can forward those to Jim Wallace at jim@goal.org.
Help Us Get Candidates Graded!

Candidate ratings are an important part of making an informed decision on election day
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We need your help! MA House and Senate elections will be here soon. Please contact any challenging candidate running for a #MASen or #MAHouse seat (not incumbent) in your district and encourage them to fill out a GOAL Candidate Questionnaire! Here's a link to the online version. http://goal.org/Documents/2016candidatequetionnaire.pdf
Light Foundation Raffle

BE AT GILLETTE STADIUM FOR TOM BRADY’S FIRST HOME GAME OF THE SEASON!

The Light Foundation is raffling off four VIP tickets to the sold out Patriots vs. Bengals game on October 16th to benefit at-risk youth
 
WHO: Former New England Patriot and three-time Super Bowl Champion, Matt Light is raffling off four suite tickets to former teammate, Tom Brady’s first home game of the season to support of the Light Foundation.  One winner and three guests will be at the game sitting in a luxury box with Matt Light and nationally renowned artist, Brian Fox.
 
WHAT: One lucky New England Patriots fan will win four suite tickets to the sold out October 16th game for the highly anticipated return of Tom Brady.  Four-time Super Bowl Champion and arguably the best quarterback in the NFL, Tom Brady will have his home game debut at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, October 16th against the Cincinnati Bengals.  Former Patriots offensive tackle, Matt Light is hosting the VIP Brady Nation Raffle Experience in support of the Light Foundation, to send four fans to the big game.
 
Click here for more info - to purchase tickets
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!

New hats in the GOAL store

We have two new low profile caps available in the GOAL store, both made of nice soft cotton and fully embroidered, perfect for a weekend range day!

Click here to check out the low profile hat in navy blue with state outline GOAL logo

Click here to check out the low profile hat in pink camo with state outline GOAL logo

GOAL Training - 2016 Schedule - New Coursed Added!

Still time to sign up for Precision Marksman Level 1 with Alex Hartmann!
October 29 - 30 at Pelham Fish & Game - Learn surgical precision with your rifle!  Click here for more info or to sign up.

Have you checked out the GOAL Training schedule for 2016? We have a huge variety to choose from and more on the way.  Remember, GOAL members always get a discount and all proceeds go directly towards our continued efforts to protect & restore Second Amendment freedom in MA.

Club Events

  • Maynard Rod & Gun Club - Women On Target!  October 1, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm - Limited to 30 students and will include: pistol, rifle, shotgun, and archery. Pre-registration is required, Please click here to register - cost is $60.00 and event is rain or shine.
  • Lowell Sportsmen's Club: Ruger 10/22 Fun Shoot: Sat. Oct. 22 (10/22!) 9am, bring whatever 10/22 setup you have!; Rimfire Steel Challenge: Sat. Nov. 5, 9am (ammo provided); Annual Lucky Target Turkey Shoot: Sun, Nov. 20, 1-5pm - come win a turkey for Thanksgiving!  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 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 2015 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    
  • Leominster Sportsmen's Club - Women On Target - October 23, 2016, click here for details.
  • Petersham Gun Club - DOUG GRIFFIN MEMORIAL 410 SHOOT,  Sunday Sept 25th, 10am start. Prizes awarded to top 3, cost is $25 includes lunch. Contact Petershamgunclub12@gmail.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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"Protecting Your Freedom Begins Here"
Why You Should Join GOAL:  Every intrusion on our Second Amendment Rights is an intrusion on all rights. The Constitutional rights and freedoms that you enjoy - and may take for granted - are becoming more fragile each day. Secure your rights for yourself, your family and future generations.

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