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Gun Owners' Action League
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April 7, 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.  
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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

Westminster Alert

Westminster Rod & Gun Club Needs Support From Members and Concerned Residents At April 20th Meeting

Please attend meeting on April 20th in support of the club!

GOAL has learned that the Westminster Rod & Gun Club has been illegally forced to cease all range activities by the town’s zoning office because of noise complaints from a neighbor.

Take Action! Westminster residents – please attend the zoning board appeal meeting, scheduled for April 20 – 7:00 PM at the Westminster elementary school.

GOAL will update this post as information becomes available - you can also bookmark/follow this page for updates as they occur.

MA Senate Wants Your Feedback!

Community Conversations are a great opportunity to advocate for GOAL legislation!

The MA Senate Community Conversation tour lands on the North Shore on April 11th.

These events are an excellent opportunity to speak to your legislators and advocate for GOAL legislation!

They have two separate events on the same day, see link below for more information.

Click here for more information about the event

Click here to view GOAL's Legislation web page

Senator Markey Wants To Spend $60 Million To Push "Gun Violence Epidemic" Soundbite

Nationally we've had a >30% decrease in firearms related deaths over the last three decades, why are they looking to spend $60MM?

Simple, because they need to push the false narrative of "gun violence" being a "public health crisis". It also gives them a chance to stand in front of a microphone and give soundbites about "doing something".

Read more

Bloomberg Funded Astroturf Group Pushing New Control Scheme

The Alliance For Gun Responsibility Is Funding An Attempt To Suppress Our Rights In MA via Rep. David Linsky's H.3801

They are one of the new Bloomberg funded groups working to suppress Second Amendment freedom. They have already impacted us here in MA as Rep. David Linsky has filed H.3081 "An Act Establishing Extreme Risk Protection Orders".

We have nicknamed this legislation the "Second Amendment Revocation Order", it has been filed in TWENTY states this year.

If you want to know more about this bill, check out our podcast recorded last week.  Also check out this article from The Truth About Guns, about the bills being filed nationally.

We will have an action item about this legislation on Monday, stay tuned!

New Online GOAL Membership System Is Up!

You can now change your membership info, renew, print out a member card and more from our website! 

Due to this, we are no longer mailing membership cards to our members with an email address - you will be able to print your own at home! 

GOAL has implemented a new user editable membership system.  This system enables GOAL members to update their address or contact information, print out a membership card and more, from our website.

Look for the new blue bar across the top of every page on goal.org.  This is where you can sign on (look for Member Log In), join, renew, or make a donation!

Thank you as always for understanding and supporting GOAL!
    GOAL Advocacy Workshop
GOAL Advocacy Workshop.  We had a great turnout in Boxborough! 
Thanks to everyone who came out and thank you to our speakers, Sen. Mike Moore,  Jake McGuigan, Director of State Affairs for NSSF, and our own Dee Dee Edmonson and Jim Wallace.  We look forward to organizing more events of this nature!
GOAL 2017 Training Schedule

Our 2017 training schedule includes new courses and lots of great training to choose from!  Note, we have just added our ICE Training Courses with Rob Pincus!

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

  • 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
  • Pat Trap Wobble Machine for Sale - Factory rebuilt in 2016 & ready to install – machine is located at Easthampton Fish & Game, Assoc – call Dave Bergeron 413-588-7637 if interested.
  • Swift River Sportsman’s Club Winner’s Choice Shotgun Bonanza Raffle.  1st prize Remington 870 12Gauge Pump Combo OR $500 R&R Sports Shop Gift Certificate.  2nd prize Benelli SuperNova 12Gauge Pump 28” Black OR $500 R&R Sports Shop Gift Certificate.  3rd prize Stoeger M3020 20Gauge Semi Auto Camo OR $500 R&R Sports Shop Gift Certificate.  Winners to be drawn at SRSC Meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 @ 7:30PM. All prizes to be claimed at R&R Sports Shop in Belchertown, MA. Valid FID required for shotguns. Limited to 200 tickets. Tickets $20.00 Donation. For tickets, please contact Laura Lavallee @ 413-883-3840, email showmofffarm1@yahoo.com
  • The Nimrod League of Holden and Gun Owners’ Action League are proud to present a women’s only instructional shooting clinic. April 29, 2017 - 8:30am to 5:30pm at the Nimrod League of Holden, 168 Coal Kiln Rd Princeton, MA 01541 www.nimrodleague.org
  • 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.  4/9 shotgun - turkey (No Slugs) #4,5 or 6 shot. Jerry's Shoot
  • Petersham gun club sporting clays course will be open all winter. Wednesdays at noon and every Sunday at 10am. our winter league will start the first Sunday in February thru the end of April. Email for more info: petershamgunclub12@gmail.com. 
  • Leominster Sportsmen's Association- Leominster Sportsmen's Club - Patriot's Day/WW-I  "Rattle Battle" Rifle & Pistol Plate matches Sunday April 9th 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 WW-I type rifle!  details will be on: 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 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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