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Gun Owners' Action League
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March 31, 2017

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

Westminster Alert

Westminster Rod & Gun Club Needs Support From Members and Concerned Residents At April 20th Meeting

Please attend meeting on April 20th in support of the club!

GOAL has learned that the Westminster Rod & Gun Club has been illegally forced to cease all range activities by the town’s zoning office because of noise complaints from a neighbor.

Take Action! Westminster residents – please attend the zoning board appeal meeting, scheduled for April 20 – 7:00 PM at the Westminster elementary school.

GOAL will update this post as information becomes available - you can also bookmark/follow this page for updates as they occur.

Update On GOAL Lawsuit


AG Healey has made her first court appearance, due to our civil rights lawsuit, filed in response to her 7/20/17 enforcement notice.

Healey claimed that we have no standing and asked for dismissal. This will be continued and we will update when we have a date for the next appearance.

Click here to view the response from the Attorney General.

MA Senate Wants Your Feedback!

This is a great opportunity to advocate for GOAL legislation!

The MA Senate Community Conversation tour lands in MetroWest next week. They will be at at Warren Conference Center in Ashland. This is an excellent opportunity to speak to them and advocate for GOAL legislation!

Click here for more information about the event

Click here to view GOAL's Legislation web page

New Online GOAL Membership System Is Up!

You can now change your membership info, renew, print out a member card and more from our website! 

Due to this, we are no longer mailing membership cards to our members with an email address - you will be able to print your own at home! 

GOAL has implemented a new user editable membership system.  This system enables GOAL members to update their address or contact information, print out a membership card and more, from our website.

Look for the new blue bar across the top of every page on goal.org.  This is where you can sign on (look for Member Log In), join, renew, or make a donation!

Thank you as always for understanding and supporting GOAL!
 Big Bang Annual Raffle - Winners!
  1. Ruger Redhawk .44 pistol - Winner: John F. from E. Bridgewater
  2. Ruger Mini 14 5.56 rifle - Winner: William M. from S. Hamilton
  3. Ruger Mini 30 7.62x39 rifle - Winner: John S. from Natick
  4. Springfield M1A .308 rifle - Winner: Bella F. from Shrewsbury
  5. Mossberg MVP 5.56 rifle - Winner: Gerald S. from Saugus
  6. Mossberg  500 Combo Camo 12ga shotgun - Winner: Kevin P. from Westford
  7. Savage 116 Bear Hunter Camo .300 Win Mag rifle - Winner: John G. from Boston
  8. Auto Ordnance Thompson .45 carbine - Winner: Robert L. from Blackstone
  9. Savage 10 BA Stealth .308 rifle - Winner: Jon V. from Cranston RI
  10. Smith & Wesson 629 .44 pistol - Winner: Paul S. from Carver

We have left a voicemail with everyone who won, if your name/town matches above, check the number you left for us!

Thank you to everyone who helped support our efforts by participating in the Big Bang Raffle!  

We will be launching our Spring Fling Raffle soon, as always we will have some great prizes!
GOAL 2017 Training Schedule

Our 2017 training schedule includes new courses and lots of great training to choose from!  Note, we have just added our ICE Training Courses with Rob Pincus!

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.

Check the Schedule

Club Events

  • Pat Trap Wobble Machine for Sale - Factory rebuilt in 2016 & ready to install – machine is located at Easthampton Fish & Game, Assoc – call Dave Bergeron 413-588-7637 if interested.
  • Swift River Sportsman’s Club Winner’s Choice Shotgun Bonanza Raffle.  1st prize Remington 870 12Gauge Pump Combo OR $500 R&R Sports Shop Gift Certificate.  2nd prize Benelli SuperNova 12Gauge Pump 28” Black OR $500 R&R Sports Shop Gift Certificate.  3rd prize Stoeger M3020 20Gauge Semi Auto Camo OR $500 R&R Sports Shop Gift Certificate.  Winners to be drawn at SRSC Meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 @ 7:30PM. All prizes to be claimed at R&R Sports Shop in Belchertown, MA. Valid FID required for shotguns. Limited to 200 tickets. Tickets $20.00 Donation. For tickets, please contact Laura Lavallee @ 413-883-3840, email showmofffarm1@yahoo.com
  • The Nimrod League of Holden and Gun Owners’ Action League are proud to present a women’s only instructional shooting clinic. April 29, 2017 - 8:30am to 5:30pm at the Nimrod League of Holden, 168 Coal Kiln Rd Princeton, MA 01541 www.nimrodleague.org
  • Fall River Rod & Gun Club has ongoing open to the public events - check their calendar for more info!
  • Norco Sportsman's Club has ongoing open to the public events - check their calendar for more info!
  • Wrentham Sportsman's Club - shoot schedule - all begin at 1:00 PM - $20 entry fee.  3/26 - Pistol Rimfire,  4/9 shotgun - turkey (No Slugs) #4,5 or 6 shot. Jerry's Shoot
  • Petersham gun club sporting clays course will be open all winter. Wednesdays at noon and every Sunday at 10am. our winter league will start the first Sunday in February thru the end of April. Email for more info: petershamgunclub12@gmail.com. 
  • Leominster Sportsmen's Association- Leominster Sportsmen's Club - Patriot's Day/WW-I  "Rattle Battle" Rifle & Pistol Plate matches Sunday April 9th 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 WW-I type rifle!  details will be on: lsa-ma.org
  • 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 600 yard 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 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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