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August 19, 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

Roll With GOAL - August 28th!
Roll With GOAL - "Due PROCESSion" Rolling Rally

Price is $25.00 per vehicle - August 28th - Roll With GOAL "Due PROCESSion" Rolling Rally.

This rally is exactly as it sounds, a "rolling rally" intended to provide a "vehicle" for our message; that AG Healey is unfairly and unjustly abusing citizens of MA.

Join us August 28th, help us increase awareness and begin a means to the end of abuse from the AG's office.

Click here for more into or to purchase tickets
Healey’s Office Illustrates Lack of Firearms Knowledge

Healey’s office continues attempt at re-writing law for MA Legislature via her “Enforcement Notice”.

In the last 24 hours a new page has shown up on Attorney General Healey’s website, titled “ Guns That Are Not Assault Weapons”.

Upon viewing the page there are many new questions, which make this untenable situation increasingly murky. This is disturbing considering that Healey has threatened gun owners not in compliance with a ten-year felony charge for transferring items that are legal to transfer according to Mass General Law (MGL). By her action she has put licensed gun owners and dealers in a tough spot, should they follow existing law as outlined by the MGL and recognized by the courts, or should they follow the enforcement notice and fear the threatened ten-year felony charge?

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19 Mayors Support #HealeyHurtsFamilies

Nineteen mayors from across the Commonwealth have signed onto a letter of support for AG Healey’s campaign of intimidation, confusion and fear, which is directed at MA gun owners and their families.

As we noted in earlier posts, there is nothing in Healey’s action that will make a bit of difference in reducing violent crime. There is nothing in Healey’s action that goes after the criminal element, and there is nothing in Healey’s action which addresses the void of available services for patients seeking mental health help.

These mayors should be shamed for backing Healey’s political stunt.

If you live in one of these cities or towns, please contact your mayor’s office and let them know that you do not appreciate them supporting Healey’s abusive action.

19 Mayors Supporting Abuse By AG Healey

Jim Wallace on Boston Herald Radio

GOAL Exec. Director Jim Wallace on Boston Herald Radio talking about AG Healey abusing law abiding citizens.

This is a great listen for anyone new to the issue as Jim does a great job explaining the "big picture" implications about Healey's enforcement notice, how it's abusive and why it must be stopped.

#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.

Time Is Running Out! 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 News - Print Edition

August 2016.

In this edition - AG Healey threatens gun owners, GOAL Rallies at State House, Pittsfield Stand Out to protest AG Healey's abusive actions, and more!
GOAL Call To Action Rally Draws 500+

Our Call to Action Rally, held last night in Boxborough was a tremendous success. The success would not have been possible without the generous support and hard work of our members, and especially our event volunteers.

To all who contributed, thank you very much, your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated! Together we will stop ‪#‎HealeyHurtsFamilies‬


Click here to read press coverage
2016 Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser - NOW more than ever we are counting on YOUR support!

Please support our efforts by making a generous donation today! You might be the lucky winner!

This year, for every donation of $50.00 you will receive one chance to win one of the three great prize packages! (winners choice of package)

Three Great Prize Packages - Winner Chooses The Prize!

Package #1
Mossberg MVP 7.62 Long Range Rifle with Burris FFII 6.5-20 x 50 Ballistic Mil-dot Scope, Harris Bi-pod and case of Federal Premium Match 168gr Ammunition

Package #2
Remington Versamax Camo 12ga Shotgun, SKB I-Series Hard Case and Flat of Shotshells

Package #3
H&K VP9 9mm Pistol, Bulldog Personal Gun Safe, Gunvault Minivault Deluxe, Inforce Weapons Light, Spyderco CAT G-10 Knife, Surefire E2D Flashlight and Case of 115gr 9mm Ammunition

Super size your prize! Any person who donates $1,000.00 or more will win all three prize packages if their ticket is drawn!

Don't forget to check out the limited edition 2016 GOAL Buck Knives - FREE with qualifying donation - Click "Donate" button above to view!

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.
Mass Wildlife Upcoming Events
  • August 22: Explore Youth Archery, Gardner – Young people and families are invited to join MassWildlife staff and try their skills with bows and arrows at Dunn Pond State Park (289 Pearl Street, Gardner). This free event will run from 2 – 4PM. All equipment will be provided and is designed for kids 10 years old and up. MassWildlife staff will provide instruction. For more information, contact Astrid Huseby at astrid.huseby@state.ma.us
  • August 23: Take a Youth Fishing, Pittsfield –MassWildlife is hosting a free, family-friendly, learn to fish event for youth anglers with little or no experience at Burbank Park Fishing Pier on Lake Onota from 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours - equipment and bait will be provided. Bait a hook, cast a line and maybe you’ll catch a fish! MassWildlife staff will be on hand to provide instruction. For more information, contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us

Club Events

  • Woburn Sportsman Association is having their annual open house on Saturday, August 27th from 10 am to 4 pm rain or shine. All ages welcome. All equipment provided by WSA. Archery, trap, pistol, black powder, air rifle, high power rifle and bounce house. Lunch is available for a nominal fee.  Location:  155 Middlesex Turnpike in Bedford MA - See openhouse@woburnsportsmen.com for more info.
  • Fitchburg Sportsmen's Club Beginner Trap Clinic - This Clinic is open to the public. A donation of $10.00 is requested. The date is August 27th from 9 AM to 12 Noon. The basics are gone over using all different types of shotguns. Shooting at still and moving targets.. Shooters who are under the age of 18 need to have a parent or guardian accompanying them. The Fitchburg Sportsmen'[s Club is located at 289 Rindge State Road (Route 119 West just below the NH Boarder. We supply eye and ear protection for participants. 
  • 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.
  • Worthington Rod & Gun Club – 3rd Annual Pig Roast – August 28th - "All the fixings" served at 1:00 PM - Trap and Archery Ranges open at 10am – Raffles - Bring Your Own Beverages - Adults $20.00, Children 12 and under $10.00 - For Tickets call Dean 413-218-0269
  • 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    
  • Swift River Sportsman's Club:  Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual Surf & Turf Shoot on Saturday, July 30 @ 12:00Noon! $30.00 for 10 rounds. Every round will have a Surf & Turf dinner winner consisting of 2 lobsters, 2 steaks, 2 potatoes, and 2 corn on the cob. Any size shotgun. Birdshot provided. Paper targets set out at approximately 30 yards. Advanced ticket sales only. 150 ticket limit.  Runner-up prize drawing - Door prizes - Raffles - Hamburgs and Hotdogs.  Contact Laura Lavallee at Home 413-289-1429, Cell 413-883-3840 or Email showmofffarm1@yahoo.com
  • Leominster Sportsmen's Club - Women On Target - October 23, 2016, click here for details.
  • Haverhill Hound Rod and Gun Club - Introduction to Archery - this Sunday May 15th from 10:00am - 2:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.  All equipment will be provided. Please call Collin Norton with questions at 978-994-4030 or email at: NRAInstructor@Comcast.net

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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