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December 2, 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
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Healey Out Of Control


AG Maura Healey has threatened to sue President Elect Trump

In a new fundraising appeal, Attorney General Maura Healey is trying to rile up donors by promising to take President-elect Donald Trump to court.

"Donald Trump plans to roll back much of the progress we’ve made in Massachusetts and as a nation," Healey wrote in an email to supporters Tuesday. "A lot of people are asking, 'What can be done?' When the federal government overreaches, state attorneys general have an enormously important role to play. The People’s Lawyer is the first line of defense against illegal action by the federal government and I won’t hesitate to take Donald Trump to court if he carries out his unconstitutional campaign promises."

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Above the law?  Maura Healey fights Exxon probe: AG too ‘high-ranking’ for deposition

Attorney General Maura Healey is pushing back on a federal judge’s order that she be in Texas next month to be grilled by attorneys for Exxon Mobil, claiming it takes “exceptional circumstances” to demand an official of her stature be deposed.


Maura Healey’s legal tab: Up to $500 per hour

The Herald reported yesterday that Healey’s office has so far paid the firm roughly $44,000 — using money recovered in litigation — to battle a lawsuit brought by Exxon Mobil aimed at blocking her probe into whether the oil giant has been deceiving consumers and investors about the environmental hazards of fossil fuel.

Healey is fighting an order to report to a Texas courtroom on Dec. 13 to answer whether her subpoena was politically motivated.

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Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey seeks dismissal of federal lawsuit over 'copycat' assault weapons crackdown

In the motion to dismiss the lawsuit, Healey's office said the "only question" for the federal court is whether her office's "clarification" of the phrase "copies or duplicates" burdens Second Amendment rights as much as the gun shops' lawsuit claims.


And finally, we leave you with these contrasting statements from Healey:

On Exxon: “Our position in this ligation is that the authorities in Texas, and specifically the federal court down there, has no jurisdiction over state attorneys general and the work of their offices,”

On Remington: "The Attorney General is entitled to information from Remington (an out of state entity) necessary to evaluate the scope of the potential safety concerns at issue, not just for gun owners, but also for the general public," 

Boston Police Scanning Social Media.


GOAL recommends that gun owners take caution with social media and online posts!

The Boston Police Department is on the verge of buying new software that will scan social media and the Internet for criminal activity and threats to public safety — a step that civil liberties groups say is a worrisome risk to free speech and privacy.

The software would be able to search blogs, websites, chat rooms, and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. It would provide law enforcement officials with an address of where the content was posted and allow police to create a “geo-fence” that would send alerts when new posts are made within an area that meets specified search criteria.

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Yard Signs - In Stock Now
We have plenty of Healey Hurts Families yard signs available for pick up at the GOAL office.  We need help with distribution of these signs, we would greatly appreciate any help that clubs could give us with these, if your club can help, please contact mike@goal.org to arrange pick up.  Please note, we cannot ship these.  Also, please note we are asking for a small $5.00 donation per sign to offset the cost.  Thank you!
The Lucky 20 Raffle - Get Tickets Today!
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.

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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