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September 16, 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

Yard Signs - Come Pick Some Up!
This is the artwork for our yard signs which have arrived.  We are asking for a donation for the signs to offset the cost.  We need help with distribution!  We need members who are willing to stop by GOAL to pick up a box or two and distribute them in their area.  If this is something that you are interested in helping with, please contact mike@goal.org.  Thanks!
Look Up - For Healey Hurts Families Signs - This Weekend!

The GOAL air campaign will be flying again this weekend with HealeyHurtsFamilies.com signs!

The plane will be flying for 2 hours during pregame this weekend over a very popular tailgate party in Foxborough. (all planes have to leave 1 hour before game due to security reasons)

If anyone goes to the game, please try and get some photos of the plane/sign!

Glock & Remington File Suit Against Healey

In her quest for political glory, AG Healey has not let due process, facts, the law, or truth get in her way. This was clearly illustrated in her targeting of firearms manufacturers, claiming that Glock's are unsafe, then citing three cases of negligent discharge. This is outright dishonesty from our Attorney General. All three cases involved operator error, not defect.

We are happy to see Remington and Glock stand up to the bully AG.

Click here to read the article

GOAL Freedom Relay Rally - October 15th!

October 15, 2016 Freedom Relay Rally

Join us October 15, 2016 for a protest march and rally starting at the historic Old North Bridge in Concord MA and finishing at Boston Common. This protest march is to publicize abusive actions from the office of MA Attorney General Maura Healey.

Details for the event are still developing, please click here and follow this page for more information.

We need volunteer help for this event.  If you are a GOAL member and would like to volunteer please contact jimwallace@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
The Primer - Episode 15

Discussing AG Healey declaring MA gun owners "felons in waiting".

The Primer - Episode 15 - GOAL Exec Director Jim Wallace joins us to discuss AG Healey's enforcement notice and how she's using it to intimidate law abiding gun owners.

You can click here to listen online or download it on iTunes. 

Also, if you are on iTunes, please leave us a rating and review, this greatly helps with getting the podcast more visible on iTunes!  More visibility = more listeners = more support for GOAL!
Note of Thanks

GOAL would like to thank Four Seasons Firearms and John K. Pease Engraving.

Four Seasons donated a 4” Smith & Wesson 686 revolver that will be engraved by John K. Pease Engraving of Chester Massachusetts. Mr. Pease contacted GOAL shortly after the AGO announcement and offered to engrave a handgun that will be raffled or auctioned off to help GOAL’s battle with unjust officials. We expect to have this item available for viewing around early spring of 2017.
Tyranny Tee Shirt Donation!
We have just received the first donation from the "Tyranny" tee shirts for $9624.59 and wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone involved with making this happen; Simon, the members of NES, and all of our members who have contributed and who continue to do so! Please know that we are putting these funds directly towards our efforts to stop abuse from AG Healey.
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!

If they can do it to us, they can do it to you!

On July 20, 2016 Attorney General Maura Healey announced a deliberate misinterpretation of the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts via a highly controversial enforcement notice posted on her website. There was no due process, no public input, no members of the legislature debated her enforcement notice and the governor never signed it into law. Hundreds of thousands of licensed gun owners are now threatened by Healey with a ten year felony charge for failure to comply to the information posted on her webpage.

(She also wrote that her enforcement notice is open to change at her discretion.)

Attorney General Healey's actions demonstrated a complete disregard for due process, she did it to advance a political agenda for her personal gain, she usurped the power of the legislature, she silenced the courts, and she muted the voice of the voters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

It is wrong. To say otherwise is a distortion of the truth, please click the link below and join our efforts to stop the abusive action from AG Healey.
http://www.healeyhurtsfamilies.com

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

  • Shirley Rod & Gun Club - Ducks Unlimited Fund Raiser Family Shoot. A Family Friendly and Fun Day for all ages and skill levels. With Shooting Games, Auctions, Prizes, Food and Fun for all. Prices start at only a few dollars - contact Craig Carpenter for more information. 
  • 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.
  • Leominster Sportsmen's Club: NRA Day 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: 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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