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September 2, 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.  
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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

GOAL Files FOIA Request With AG Healey

GUN OWNERS’ ACTION LEAGUE (GOAL) FILES FOIA REQUEST FOR DOCUMENTS RELATED TO ATTORNEY GENERAL HEALEY’S NEW INTERPRETATION OF MASSACHUSETTS GUN LAWS

Northborough, Massachusetts – September 2, 2016 – GOAL seeks all public records pertaining to Healey’s politically motivated attack on law abiding gun owners.

This morning the Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL) of Massachusetts announced that they have filed a FOIA request for all public records pertaining to Attorney General Maura Healey’s controversial new interpretation of Massachusetts gun laws she announced announced on July 20, 2016.

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Glock & Remington File Suit

BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey may have shown herself to be a worthy foe to the firearms industry, but gun manufacturers have shown they are game when it comes to taking to the courts to fight back.

Remington Arms, the North Carolina-based gun giant, is the latest company to take on Healey. Earlier this week Remington filed a civil suit in Suffolk County Superior Court against Healey, alleging her office is conducting a “fishing expedition” under the guise of consumer gun safety, according to a Boston Business Journal report.

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Healey's Powergrab Explained With Sports Cars

With Attorney General Healey in power your vote as a resident of Massachusetts no longer matters.

We are still hearing from people who don’t grasp what AG Healey did and why it is so egregious. It can be easily explained using cars.

Let’s use sports cars

Let’s say that the federal government defined any sports car with a V8, mag wheels and ground effects “assault cars” and made them illegal to own or possess.

Now, let’s say that the state of MA adopted the same law.

For 20 years nobody could own a sports car configured this way. You could have them with a V6 and regular wheels, but the V8, etc. would get you arrested.

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Rolling Protest Spans 1.5 Miles on Rt. 95

GUN OWNERS’ ACTION LEAGUE (GOAL) HOLDS ROLLING PROTEST IN RESPONSE TO ABUSE FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL HEALEY.

Northborough, Massachusetts – August 28, 2016 – GOAL’s “Roll With GOAL – Due PROCESSion” Rolling Rally spanned over 1.5 miles in length on Rt. 95 this morning.

The rolling protest was in response to abusive actions from Attorney General Maura Healey.

This morning the Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL) of Massachusetts held a rolling protest to publicize abusive actions by Attorney General Maura Healey. The protest started in Billerica and followed south, down Rt. 95 to Rt. 24, ending in Hanson and featured over one hundred vehicles decorated with personal messages of protest and many American flags.

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#HealeyHurtsFamilies

We have created an all inclusive web page dedicated to providing timely information about how you can help us end the abuse coming from the office of Attorney General Maura Healey.

This includes, links to information from the legislature, an event schedule, links to join GOAL or make a donation and more.

It's Back! Tee Shirt Benefits GOAL - Get Yours Today!

One of our members started, designed, and set up sales of this fundraising tee shirt, proceeds from the sale will go directly towards our continued efforts to protect & restore Second Amendment freedom in MA and more importantly to end abuse from the AG's office!

GOAL Training - 2016 Schedule - New Coursed Added!

Still time to sign up for Art of Concealed Carry, in Lowell!
Date 10/05/16
Location: EJ Buck & Sons 171 Lincoln Street, Lowell MA 01852
Time: 6PM-10PM
Cost: $95.00 Non-member $130
Class limited to 20 people

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

  • Shirley Rod & Gun Club - Ducks Unlimited Shoot & Auction - Sunday 9/18/16 - 9 AM - 5 PM - contact Craig Carpenter for more information. 
  • Riverside Gun Club Open House - Hudson Sesquicentennial Celebration  - Riverside Gun Club is celebrating the Hudson 150 anniversary with an open house September 10th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm located at 16 Wilkins St., Hudson, MA.  The concession booth is open through out the day for food & soft drinks.  There is a live Falcon exhibit, Children activities & games, and a 150-year history of the American Battle Rifle presentation.  All shooting events are open to the public include, Skeet & Trap, Junior Rifle competition, ages 10 -18 include prizes to top shooters and the WWII M1 Garand rifle all with all events supervised by certified instructors.  Visit the Riverside Archery to observe the team training session and experience instructional shooting as well. A nominal fee is applied to shooting events. For specific events time & location see Riverside Website. WWW.RIVERSIDEGC.ORG
  • Leominster Sportsmen's Club: Annual Freedom Shoot on 9/11: "Rattle-Battle" Rifle & Pistol Plate matches Sunday September 11th 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).  Any rifle or pistol is OK; 10 point bonus for competing with an AR type rifle!  Instead of prizes, we will again donate proceeds to benefit Fisher House in Boston. info: http://www.lsa-ma.org/attachments/events/Freedom%20match%202016.pdf  - NRA Day on September 18th; 9am-1pm; RAIN or SHINE!  Bring your friends & come celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day with us! Safety Lesson, 22's, Shotgun, Muzzleloader, Archery. starts 8am  cost $5 http://www.lsa-ma.org/ 
  • Lowell Sportsmen's Club: Sep 10, 2016 Noon-4pm - Open House 2016 - all ranges and activities open to the public.  Oct 22, 2016 9am–3pm - Ruger 10/22 Fun Shoot - enjoy shooting your 10/22 on 10/22 in fun and challenging events, with prizes for top shooters.  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.

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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