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Gun Owners' Action League
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June 30, 2017

Greetings!

Happy Independence Day weekend and 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.  

Also, please note, the GOAL office will be closed on Monday 7/3/17 and Tuesday 7/4/17 in observance of the holiday.
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

Spring Fling Winner!

Congratulations to M. Flood from Shirley MA!

June 30, 2017

Mr. Flood was the lucky winner of our Spring Fling prize package.  

GOAL would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets for this raffle, your contributions go directly towards our continued efforts to protect and restore Second Amendment freedom in Massachusetts!  

We have gone live with our Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser, this year we have three great prize packages to choose from, please see our website, or info in this email for more info/to purchase tickets.

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

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

Gun Safety Inside the Home

The NRA has taught more than 29 million American youth what to do if they find a unsecured gun through the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program 

Americans are purchasing firearms at a historic rate, with more than 27 million NICS background checks performed in 2016, the closest indicator of gun sales in the U.S. Gun ownership is a great responsibility, entailing not only a well-formed understanding of the basic rules of gun safety while shooting, but at all times. Gun safety is never more important than inside your own home.

Even if you don’t own a firearm and have no plans to buy one, family members and friends may have guns in their homes that you might visit. Despite plans to never use a gun, it’s always a good idea to learn what to do if you encounter a firearm in order to stay safe.

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For gun reciprocity bill foes, desperate times call for desperate lies

"Nationwide concealed carry doesn’t make it any easier to buy a gun. This bill has nothing to do with the purchase of a gun"

When I introduced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38) in January, I knew it would face criticism from the left. I figured I’d run into the occasional lie about nationwide concealed carry reciprocity and have intense opposition rise from liberal groups trying to restrict our Second Amendment right. But I never imagined something like this: on Sunday, New York County District Attorney Cy Vance made the absurd statement, “this bill is supported, I’m sure, by ISIS.” This type of language is especially alarming and irresponsible after Republican members of Congress were recently hunted down and shot by a liberal activist who was incited by violent leftist language.

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New Study Compiles Worst Flaws of Anti-Gun Research

"A firearm becomes a danger to society when misused by a criminal, not when legally sold by a federally regulated retailer or legally purchased by a citizen exercising their constitutional right. "

And the winner of the most absurd anti-gun study goes to: “Broadening the Perspective on Gun Violence: An Examination of the Firearms Industry, 1990–2015.”

This report starts with the ridiculous premise that the criminal misuse of firearms is a public health issue, rather than a criminal justice issue. As we have explained here before, firearms are not a disease. Americans enjoy a Second Amendment right to bear arms for self-defense. In addition, there are legal, healthy, legitimate ways to use a firearm that tens of millions of law-abiding Americans enjoy every day.

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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

  • 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. 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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