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August 4, 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

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

Jim Finnerty Elected GOAL President of the Board

The GOAL board of directors has elected a new president of the board.  Jim Finnerty, who served a term as First Vice President has been selected by the board to serve a term as president.  Jim brings decades of firearms experience to the position, is an NRA Reloading, Basic Pistol, and Home Firearms Safety instructor, 3-gun participant, and egg shoot enthusiast. He is also a manufacturer, collector, and an avid target shooter and hunter. 

In addition to hosting reloading classes, Jim holds a Type 07 Federal Firearms License (Firearms Manufacturer), and is a Massachusetts-licensed firearms dealer, ammo seller, and gunsmith.  He is also an S.O.T. and NFA (Class III) dealer.

Jim also runs MassGunOwnership.com – where he conducts a monthly clinic entitled “How to Own a Gun in Massachusetts”.  This is geared for new shooters and people that have recently moved to MA from out of state.  This class includes the NRA Home Firearms Safety course, along with a primer on MA gun laws, and a step-by-step explanation of the permitting process.

Jim’s experience and enthusiasm for firearms and the Second Amendment makes him a great choice for the top spot, we are lucky to have him.
Massachusetts' Strict Gun-Control Laws May Soon Be Lifted By The Federal Government

This bill would not affect a majority of the country as more than 40 states do not regulate long gun ownership and possession.

WASHINGTON, DC — Massachusetts' relatively strict local gun control laws could soon be lifted by the federal government. That is, if one gun-loving Republican congressman from upstate New York has his way.

U.S. Rep. Chris Collins (pictured above) unveiled new federal legislation Monday called the "Second Amendment Guarantee Act," or H.R. 3576. If passed into law, the new bill would prevent all state, county and city governments from enforcing local rifle and shotgun regulations stricter than those at the federal level.

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GOAL News - August 2017
New! Light Foundation - 1620 Workwear Collab Hat
Support GOAL and the Light Foundation with this USA made 1620 Workwear Hat with embroidered GOAL logo! GOAL will donate ten dollars from each hat sold to  the Light Foundation . These hats are USA made by  1620 Workwear  and feature snapback closure, flat brim and a fully embroidered GOAL logo.

"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 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
  • 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 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.  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 – 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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