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Gun Owners' Action League
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December 16, 2016

Greetings!

Happy Holidays from GOAL and 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

What's Healey Hiding?

#WhatsHealeyHiding

Healey's office continues to stall

December 16, 2016

Look for a release from GOAL about this early next week.

On December 2, 2016 AG Healey's office responded to a letter from GOAL's attorney, stating, "we should be able to finalize our response to your request within the next two weeks".

Bear in mind, that they have unlawfully failed to produce documents for over three months, (see image of clock above, which can be found on goal.org).

GOAL will have a release about Healey's unlawful actions early next week.  Stay tuned.

The Marijuana Problem


The federal government and states need to align regarding legalized marijuana.

Over the last decade we’ve witnessed state after state vote to legalize marijuana in some form or another. At current count, Washington DC and 28 states, including Massachusetts have voted to legalize weed.

This sets a dangerous precedent for law abiding gun owners.

The ATF has an intriguing question on their form 4473, which must be filled out truthfully any time a firearm is purchased or transferred from a dealer.

Read more

Reminder To Follow Town Politics – Meetings

Reminder: Winter/Spring Town Meeting Season Approaches – Keep An Eye On Town Meeting Articles – Stay Active!

Last year we documented numerous attacks on our Second Amendment and legal hunting at the local, city-town level. These were devious and well organized, many shared the same language and went after the same thing, notably legal discharge on private property, or legal carry on public/town lands. The anti freedom crowd, thinking they had found an area to exploit, attempted to take advantage, filing articles to pass bylaws at the town level.

Read more

Free GOAL Hat!
Stop by the GOAL office and get a free blaze orange GOAL hat!  While you're here please consider making a donation, purchasing Lucky 20 Raffle tickets, or grabbing a batch of Healey Hurts Families yard signs for distribution in your area and at your club!  

We are typically here M-F from at least 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, if you are traveling to get here, please call ahead to ensure that we will be here, 508-393-5333.
The Lucky 20 Raffle - Important Info!
Please note: We will close online ticket sales on January 5, 2017.   Tickets will be available to purchase at the GOAL office, 361 W. Main Street, Northborough until shortly before the drawing on 1/13/17.

Also please note, the GOAL office will be closed for Christmas, 12/26/16 - 12/30/16, returning to the office on Monday 1/2/17.
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!
GOAL 2017 Training Schedule

Our 2017 training schedule includes new courses and lots of great training to choose from!

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.

Schedule

Club Events

  • 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 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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"Protecting Your Freedom Begins Here"
Why You Should Join GOAL:  Every intrusion on our Second Amendment Rights is an intrusion on all rights. The Constitutional rights and freedoms that you enjoy - and may take for granted - are becoming more fragile each day. Secure your rights for yourself, your family and future generations.

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