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Gun Owners' Action League
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July 1, 2016

Greetings!

Happy Independence Day Weekend 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.  
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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

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!

Important Update For Firearms Instructors

Important Update Regarding the BFS Approved Course Roster and the NRA Training Department

By Jon Green – GOAL Director of Education

6/30/16

GOAL has received many inquiries regarding the NRA’s new pistol course and the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Approved Basic Firearm Safety (BFS) course roster. The GOAL staff has been in communication with Lt. Al Zani of the MSP and various staff at the NRA Training Department. The NRA released their new Basics of Pistol Shooting course this past spring. This course is vastly different from the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course that was approved by the Colonel of the Massachusetts State Police as LTC-002 in 1998.

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Popular gun measure appears dead on Beacon Hill

GOAL in the news:

The Gun Owners Action League opposes the bill, saying that it “would do away with due process for MA citizens who appear on one or more of the federal watch lists … Legislation of this nature goes directly against the Constitution and must be stopped.”

Also, this bill was never "popular", controversial yes, popular no.

House Plans Vote on Guns Next Week

Ryan tells members package would prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns

The House will vote on a counterterrorism package that will include a provision to prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns, Speaker Paul D. Ryan told Republicans on a conference call Thursday, according to a source on the call.  

The House, when it returns next week from its July Fourth recess, will also vote on a mental health bill , sponsored by Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Tim Murphy, Ryan told his House colleagues.  

Republicans believe terrorism and mental illness have been leading causes of most mass shootings. 

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The tragic absurdity of the Democrats' sit-in

Interesting article from the Hill. 

Especially interesting that the author fails to note that the congressional members who took part in ‪#‎NoBillNoBreak‬ cannot speak of the urban crime in the areas they represent, (mentioned in the article) for if they did, they would have to recognize their many failures, including the failure of their beloved gun control laws.

There Are Now More Bureaucrats With Guns Than U.S. Marines

Report: Non-military federal agencies spend $1.48 billion on guns and ammo since 2006

There are now more non-military government employees who carry guns than there are U.S. Marines, according to a new report.

Open the Books, a taxpayer watchdog group, released a study Wednesday that finds domestic government agencies continue to grow their stockpiles of military-style weapons, as Democrats sat on the House floor calling for more restrictions on what guns American citizens can buy.

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GOAL Training - 2016 Schedule - New Coursed Added!

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
  • 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 - D-Day "Rattle Battle" Rifle & Pistol Plate matches Saturday June 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).  10 point bonus for competing with a WWII type rifle!  Proceeds to benefit Healing Wall Vietnam Veteran's fund (in November in Carter Park) details will be on: lsa-ma.org
  • 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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