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Gun Owners' Action League
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May 26, 2017

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.  
Memorial Day - 2017

Please take a moment this weekend and reflect on the sacrifices of those who gave their all in order that we may enjoy our freedoms.
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

Intro To Concealed Carry Course

This class is perfect for anyone researching a new CCW handgun as you get to "try before you buy" the most popular guns on the market.

Are you thinking about getting a new concealed carry pistol, and are unsure of which one to get?  We have just the class for you!  This new for 2017 course provides attendees with the opportunity to fire many of the Massachusetts dealer compliant handguns that are typically marketed towards concealed carry. It is a try before you buy class and will feature models from Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Kahr Arms, Charter Arms, Ruger and H&K. Ammunition and all range gear is included. Attendees must possess a MA LTC or receipt from their licensing officer indicating the application is in process.

Next course is 6/13/17.  GOAL is looking to add weekend dates for this course at our affiliated clubs.  If this three hour intro course is of interest, to your club members  please contact our Director of Education Jon Green.

Healey Provides No Answers At Lowell Town Hall

GOAL would like to thank everyone who attended this event to protest her actions of 7/20/16

LOWELL -- The line between national and local issues seemed fuzzy during Monday night's meeting at the Wang Middle School led by state Attorney General Maura Healey. 

During the town-hall style meeting, Healey took questions on topics that have made headlines recently. These included questions about guns, opioids and mental health, repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the environment and the appointment last week of a special prosecutor to investigate Trump-Russia connections and the 2016 election. 

Healey said she has been doing town-hall meetings across the state. "Now more than ever" it is important for Americans to come out for discussions on these topics.

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Thank You Licensed Retailers!

Thank you for attending Baker Admin's Listening Session for Small Businesses.

We are glad to report that there was a table full of licensed firearms retailers in attendance at the Baker Administration's small business listening session.  

This event presented a great opportunity to discuss the many challenges that licensed retailers face, in the regulation heavy state of MA.

With an ever growing budget shortfall continuing in MA, lets hope that they listened!

Photo courtesy Jay Ash/Twitter

Women On Target at
North Brookfield S.C.

A perfect introduction to the shooting sports - spots are still available!

The North Brookfield Sportsman's Club, The Gun Parlor, and Gun Owners' Action League are proud to present the NRA Women on Target Clinic. This women's only instructional shooting clinic is being held June 24, 2017 - 8:15 am to 5:00 pm at 20 Boynton Rd North Brookfield, MA 01535. All equipment and student texts are included. Lunch and refreshments will be served!

The event fee is $55 per person and is limited to 24 people. You must be at least 16 years old to participate. Please contact Jean Underwood at 508-867-7855 to register. Space is limited; so, reserve your seats now!

www.nbsportsmensclub.org
Mattapoisett Women On Target - Great Event!
We had a great time at Mattapoisett Fin, Fur, & Feather's Women On Target event.  The sun even came out while we were there!  Thank you to the everyone for coming out and especially to the club and volunteers who made the day possible!


MA Senior Games Pistol Competition at Sharon Fish & Game - June 13th

Don't miss the fun, sign up today!

The fourteenth annual Conventional Pistol  competition of the Mass Senior Games will be held on June 13, 2015 at the Sharon Fish and Game Club, 303 East St., Sharon, MA.

The match will be a 900 shot indoors at twentyfive yards.  Classification will be by age groups of five years starting at forty with preference given to those fifty and above

With the exception of classification, the match will conducted in accordance with rules of the NRA.

We are looking forward to seeing those who have previously participated and additional shooters.   

Click here for additional information or to 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

New Products In The GOAL Store
We have the new 2017 collectors edition USA made Buck Knives in stock and a great new sticker!  As usual all funds go directly towards our continued efforts to protect and restore Second Amendment freedom in MA.
2017 Collectors Edition Deluxe Buck Knife
USA Made - Stainless - Drop Point Blade - 3.75" Blade
$60.00
2017 Collectors Edition Buck Knife
Laser Etched 420 HC Steel Blade - Dymondwood Handle - 3.25" Blade.  This knife has a great look and feel!
$35.00
Five Inch Round Sticker
Full color - printed on heavy durable UV resistant vinyl
$5.00
"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 Also Available
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

  • Leominster Sportsmen's Club - D-Day "Rattle Battle" Rifle & Pistol Plate matches Sunday June  4th starting 9am, cost $10. Bring your buddies, your favorite rifle, sling, extra clips/mags & 50-100 rounds, and your pistol or revolver & 50 rounds (more if you're a good shot).  10 point bonus for competing with a WWII type rifle!  Proceeds to Firefighter Jimmy Cameron fund.  details will be on: lsa-ma.org
  • Holbrook Sportsmen's Club - STEEL CHALLENGE SHOOT - Sunday May 28 , check in at 8:00am Mandatory Safety briefing at 8:45, and first shots at 9am - 150 Quincy St , Holbrook Mass - preregistration at https://practiscore.commay-steel-challenge-match/register more info at http://www.holbrooksportsmenclub.com/Steel-Challenge
  • 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. 5/21 - Military Rifle - slings allowed, 6/4 - Pistol - Black Powder, 6/25 - Pistol - Rim Fire.
  • Lowell Sportsmen's Club - Flea Market & Pork BBQ Sat. May 20, 8-1pm; 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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