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Gun Owners' Action League
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July 8, 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.  

Please note, Friday News will not be sent next week, 7/15, or the following week 7/22 due to our Communications Manager
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

A Dark Week

Darkness cannot drive out darkness:
Only light can do that. 
Hate cannot drive out hate: 
Only love can do that.

-MLK

On behalf of our fifteen thousand members, the GOAL Staff would like to express our sorrow and offer our heart felt condolences to everyone affected by violence this week. 
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!

House Postpones Vote On Gun Bills

House GOP indefinitely delays gun control votes

House Republican infighting has forced GOP leaders to indefinitely postpone a vote on an "anti-terrorism package," leaving Congress with no legislative response to last month's massacre in Orlando.

As Democrats are pushing Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for votes on their gun control proposals, taking to the House floor Thursday to read the names of victims of gun violence, Republicans can’t agree among themselves on what they will support in a gun package.

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GOAL In The News

GOAL Exec. Director Jim Wallace on WBUR radio this week. Jim followed Congresswoman Katherine Clark who would only accept destruction of due process, because "proving someone is a terrorist is just too much of a burden for government to prove in 72 hours."

GOAL had a chance to respond somewhere after the 8 minute mark.

  Apply Online for the Quabbin Deer Hunt

Beginning July 1st, applications for the 2016 Quabbin Controlled Deer Hunt will be available at the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) deer hunt web page (www.mass.gov/dcr/deerhunt). Click on the application box to begin the process; completed applications must be submitted by August 15th to be eligible for the lottery drawing in September. Beginning this year, all applications must be submitted online and there is no longer an application fee.

Applicants can use any computer with internet access, including those at public libraries, to complete the application form. During the application period, staff at the Quabbin Visitor Center (485 Ware Road, Belchertown) will be available to assist hunters with the online application on Saturdays from 9:00 A.M. to noon and Wednesdays from noon to 3:00 P.M.

The 2016 Quabbin Controlled Deer Hunt will occur during the state shotgun season in the Pelham , New Salem, Petersham, and Prescott sections of the Quabbin Reservation. Applicants may apply in groups with a minimum of two hunters up to a maximum of six hunters on each application. On September 7th, approximately 1,100 permits will be drawn based upon hunter's license numbers. Successful applicants will receive written notification from the DCR by early October. For more information, please call the Quabbin Visitor Center at (413) 323-7221.
GOAL Training - 2016 Schedule - New Coursed Added!

New date 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.
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 - 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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"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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