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Gun Owners' Action League
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April 29, 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.  
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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

The Big Bang Annual Raffle 

Winners!

The Big Bang Annual Raffle is our primary fund raising event for the year and is vitally necessary to our continued success.

Drawing was held at noon today at the GOAL office.  We have called the winners to arrange transfer, etc. 

Winners!

  1. Mossberg MVP Rifle 7.62mm: Marc N. - Natick, MA.
  2. Ruger Redhawk Hunter Revolver .44 mag: Paul R. - N. Dartmourth, MA.
  3. Auto Ordnance M1 Carbine .30: David F. - Bridgewater, MA.
  4. Windham Weaponry Muddy Girl AR-15 Rifle 5.56mm: Ed L. - Lowell, MA.
  5. CAI WASR-10 Rifle 7.62x39: Jonathan T. - Dedham, MA.
  6. Savage 220 Camo Shotgun 20ga: John N. - Winchester, MA.
  7. Mossberg MVP Predator Rifle 5.56mm: Jay F. - Northboro, MA.
  8. Ruger SR1911 Pistol .45 ACP: Wilfred S. - Concord, MA.
  9. S&W M&P-10 Rifle .308 cal: James K. - Lowell, MA.
  10. Mossberg 930 Shotgun 12ga: Sean F. - Millbury, MA.

Look for our next fundraiser, the Dog Days of Summer, soon!

Thank you to everyone who took part in supporting our efforts via the Big Bang

GOAL Alerts
The Second Amendment Under Attack!
Please check your town meeting warrant for anti Second Amendment articles.  Early detection is the key to stopping these attacks.  If you find anything, please email mike@goal.org
***Ipswich - New INFO*** 

GOAL has learned that the Ipswich board of selectmen will be reviewing the town meeting warrant articles, including Article 20, on Monday night, May 2nd,  starting at 8:00 PM.  Here is the agenda.  If you are an Ipswich resident please attend and speak out against this needless anti-freedom article.  Plan on getting there by 7:15 PM at the latest!

Original alert: GOAL has learned that there is a hunting/discharge ban on the town warrant for the May 10th Annual Town Meeting.  The proponent of the article wants to ban the safe and lawful discharge of firearms on private property. See Article 27 on page 38. (note it's mistakenly marked as Article 25)

Town Meeting is May 10, if you are an Ipswich resident please attend and vote NO.

http://www.ipswichma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/8215

New website formed by Ipswich residents, take a look and get involved!
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Help Us Stop Town By Town Attacks - We Need Your Help May 7th!

H.2158 Info Session - Please Attend!

Saturday, May 7, 2016 10:00 am - 1:00 pm @ Division of Fisheries & Wildlife HQ - Westborough, MA.

Help us stop the town by town attacks, we need your testimony!

If your local city/town is requiring anything extra of you to apply for a state firearm license, please attend this meeting and provide information to Rep. Vieira.  Along with your verbal testimony, it would be very helpful if you could bring documentation of the added requirements. This could be in the form of printouts from municipal websites, additional application forms from your city/town, etc.

Please click here for more information.    

**Longmeadow Alert**   NO on Articles 29, 30, 31!

A few updates on the alert regarding the three articles to be voted on at town meeting on May 10th.
  • Get involved!  Do you live in the Longmeadow area? Volunteer to become part of the solution by clicking here.
  • Donate! The Longmeadow group has set up a GoFundME account to help them offset costs, please consider sending them some "freedom funds"! Click here to donate.
  • Follow the website! GOAL Members in Longmeadow have organized and set up a website - please follow it and share! http://www.longforliberty.org/
  • A Life Member of GOAL and Longmeadow resident, Walt Lamon has volunteered to lead the effort to stop the unconstitutional articles.  If you are a Longmeadow resident who would like to be involved, please contact Walt via email.
Here is the GOAL Alert:

GOAL has learned that Longmeadow Massachusetts will be voting at town meeting on May 10th and could vote in some drastic anti-Second Amendment measures.

Please see the text of Article’s 26, 27, 28 from the 2016 town meeting warrant (see below).  This was sent to us by a member.  These articles are an outright assault on your Second Amendment rights.  Article 26 would ban lawful carry of firearms on all town property including sidewalks.  Article 27 would require gun registration upon renewal of license.  Article 28 would ban many commonly owned firearms and magazines

Please know that the warrant is yet to be finalized.

Town Meeting begins May 10, click here for more information.

If you live in Longmeadow please plan on attending town meeting and voting NO on all three articles!  

Click here for more information.

W. Boylston Update - Good News!

Good News!  GOAL has learned that the W. Boylston ZBA voted 4 to 1 on 4/21/16 to deny petition of the Concerned Citizens of West  Boylston to override the decision of the zoning enforcement officer who refused to shut down the Almstrom's range except for commercial use.

The anti Second Amendment Freedom group - CCWB (Concerned Citizens of West Boylston) may appeal next to Superior Court.

As always, we will update as necessary. 

Thank you to all who took part in ensuring that our Second Amendment was protected.
GOAL Notes
Shoot-B-Q June 18th, Get Your Tickets Today!
"Firearms, Food & Fun!"

Join us at Hopkinton Sportsmen's Association - Saturday June 18, 2016 for an afternoon of range fun followed by a BBQ bash, complete with beer tent, cigars and more!

No need to bring your guns, we'll be supplying them for you! Best part of all, you will have a chance to win a gun just by participating!

This event is a benefit for the GOAL Foundation, GOAL's 501(c)(3) non-profit entity. 

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities!  If you are interested in sponsoring this event we have many great opportunities and all donations are tax deductible.  Please contact GOAL President of the Board Jay Beard for more information.

Sponsor the Shoot-B-Q!   As a fundraiser for our non-profit 501(c)(3) entity, the GOAL Foundation all Shoot-B-Q support is tax deductible!  If you or your company would like to support this great day of firearms, food and fun!  Please contact GOAL President of the Board, Jay Beard.
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New Class - GOAL Exec. Director Jim Wallace teaching!

GOAL Exec. Director Jim Wallace will be teaching a MA Legislative Process class that is free of charge for GOAL members. This class is focused on teaching how the legislative process works in MA. The class will explain the difference between laws and regulations and then take you through the bill making process.

The class is scheduled for May 23, 2016 and runs from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at GOAL in Northborough. Space is limited so sign up today by contacting Jim. You must be a GOAL member in good standing to take this class.

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.
Women On Target, Sign Up Today!

GOAL presents Women On Target events all over Massachusetts. If you are interested in a great day of fun and education for ladies only please contact us by clicking here !

2016 Schedule: (look for more dates soon)

Westwood Gun Club - June 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Westwood Gun Club 25 Trailside Road Medfield, MA. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Mark Gentile via email: president@westwoodgunclub.us

The Fin, Fur & Feather club of Natick & Wellesley - June 4, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:15pm - Limited to 50 students. Pre-registration is required, contact Mary at emilyoz@juno.com or by calling 508-533-5572. Please note this event has a rain date scheduled for June 11, 2016.

The North Brookfield Sportsman's Club - June 25, 2016 - 8:15am to 5:00pm - Limited to 24 students and will include: pistol, rifle, shotgun, and archery. Pre-registration is required, Please contact Jean Underwood at 508-867-7855 for registration.

Click here for more information.

Club Events
  • Cowboy Up!  The Harvard Ghost Riders, the cowboy action group from the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club are giving a cowboy action demonstration tomorrow, Saturday, April 30, at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club in Harvard Massachusetts. The demonstration is from 11 AM to 1 PM at the cowboy action pits. The Harvard Ghost Riders will provide firearms, ammunition and instruction. For all those who wondered what cowboy action shooting was all about, this is a good way to find out. The only requirement is that you know how to safely handle firearms. We will be using single action revolvers, lever action rifles and shotguns. The Harvard Sportsmen's Club it Is located at 250 Littleton County Road in Harvard. The cowboy action pits are the first left off the entrance road and then a right at the intersection. For additional information, please contact Bill Batty at 617-529-8601 or bb@battylaw.com or Ron Rice at 781-985-0183.
  • Support the Maspenock Junior Rifle Team! Friday, May 6, 2016 Maspenock Rod and Gun Club Junior Rifle Team is holding a fundraising roast beef dinner and raffle at the club McGill Lane, Milford, Ma at 6:30 pm. $20.00 per adult, $10 children 5-10 and under 5 free! Food provided by Jeans Catering of Milford and the club bar will be open. For more information or to buy tickets please email Paul Young at info@ratherbeshooting.com or call 508-989-5679. Thank you!
  • Worcester Pistol & Rifle Club - 100th Anniversary Celebration! The Worcester Pistol & Rifle Club will be commemorating the club's 100th anniversary with a celebration at Wachusett Country Club, scheduled for May 7, 2016, beginning at 6:00 PM.  If you are a WP&R member in good standing and would like to attend, please RSVP to Ann Kerouc 
  • Lowell Sportsmen's Club: May 15th, 2016, 1-4pm - Spring Fling - all ranges and activities open to the public.  May 21st, 2016, 8am-1pm  Flea Market and Pork Roast - to reserve a table ($20) leave a message for Brian at 978-692-2622.  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 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    
  • Petersham Gun Club - Fishing Derby and Chicken BBQ - Saturday May 7 - Lots of fun events for the kids, begins at 9:00 AM - Sporting Clays - course open every Sunday year round, we shoot at 10am and finish by 1pm.  Contact petershamgunclub12@gmail.com for more information.

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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