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November 11, 2016


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Governor's Council To Vote On Barry-Smith - Wed 11/16/16

The Governors Council will be voting on the nomination of Christopher Barry-Smith on Wednesday 11/16/16.

Please contact your Governor's Council Member before Wednesday, urge a NO vote on Barry-Smith.

Councillors Click here to find your district

Joseph C. Ferreira – District 1
7 Thomas Drive
Somerset, MA 02726
GC: 617-725-4015, ext. 1
Fax: 508-230-2510

Robert L. Jubinville – District 2
487 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
GC: 617-725-4015, ext. 2
Bus: 800-828-9010
Fax: 617-698-8004

Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney – District 3
98 Westminster Avenue
Watertown, MA 02472
GC: 617-725-4015 ext. 3
Cell: 617-840-7689
Fax: 617-727-6610
Email: or

Christopher A. Iannella – District 4
263 Pond Street
Boston, MA 02130
GC: 617-725-4015 ext. 4
Bus: 617-227-1538
Fax: 617-742-1424

Eileen R. Duff – District 5
8 Barberry Heights Road
Gloucester, MA 01930
GC: 617-725-4015 ext. 5
Bus: 978-927-8700
Fax: 617-727-6610

Terrence W. Kennedy – District 6
3 Stafford Road
Lynnfield, MA 01940
GC: 617-725-4015, ext. 6
Bus: 617-387-9809
Fax: 617-727-6610

Jennie L. Caissie – District 7
53 Fort Hill Road
Oxford, MA 01540
GC: 617-725-4015, ext. 7
Bus: 508-765-0885
Fax: 508-765-0888

Michael J. Albano – District 8
403 Maple Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
GC: 617-725-4015 ext. 8
Bus: 413-525-4438
Fax: 413-525-4887


Renews Request That Baker Withdraw Nomination

NORTHBOROUGH, MA – The Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL) applauds the bi-partisan Governor’s Council who yesterday grilled Chris Barry-Smith, Gov. Baker’s judicial nominee for the state Superior Court, on his involvement with AG Healey’s July 2016 attack on the civil rights of hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts families that own firearms. Through hours of persistent and fair scrutiny, Barry-Smith admitted under oath to being at the center of the enforcement decision that criminalized the sale of legally sold firearms and rendered thousands of law-abiding, licensed gun owners felons-in-waiting overnight.

“This man admitted under oath to being complicit in a politically motivated attack on the civil rights of over 400,000 gun owning families in Massachusetts,” said Jim Wallace, GOAL’s Executive Director.  “On its face, this fact makes it self-evident why he should have never been nominated, let alone confirmed, as a judge for the Commonwealth. As a judge one must respect the civil rights of all citizens, regardless of their political views.”

GOAL has called on the Governor to withdraw his nomination and the Governor’s Council to vote down Barry-Smith’s judicial nomination due to his participation in the office’s action that invented an entirely new definition for so-called “assault” weapons. As AG Healey’s first assistant, GOAL believes that Barry-Smith’s complicity in suppressing the 2nd Amendment civil rights of almost half a million Massachusetts residents, plus his complete lack of trial experience, renders his judicial qualifications highly suspect.

Barry-Smith details role in AG’s gun ban enforcement

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 9, 2016…..One of Attorney General Maura Healey’s top deputies on Wednesday defended Healey’s controversial decision earlier this year to heighten her enforcement of the state’s assault weapon ban, but suggested that action should not be the sole determinant of whether he is fit for a judgeship.

Gov. Charlie Baker last month nominated First Assistant Attorney General Christopher Barry-Smith to a seat on the Superior Court bench, a move that prompted pushback from gun rights advocates who blame him for any role he might have played in Healey’s July 20 announcement that she would enforce a ban on the sale of copies or duplicates of guns prohibited by the 1998 in Massachusetts.

Appearing before the Governor’s Council for the second day of a confirmation hearing that began last week, Barry-Smith said that the work around the assault weapons ban was an “important part” of what he’s done in the attorney general’s office and that he hoped he would be evaluated based on his full 17-year career in that office, “not just the last six months.”

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GOAL Club Seminar - Great Success!
GOAL member Steve helped us with check-in, thanks for the help Steve!
We had a packed house at Norco. 

Over the last few years we have seen many ranges, clubs and private property owners come under attack by anti civil rights activists.  At our club seminar we share information vital to protecting, maintaining, and optimizing your club or range and this year we had a full house of members, fully aware and ready to learn. 

We would like to thank everyone who took part in our seminar this year, especially our volunteers and the membership of Norco Sportsman's Club, who made the day possible!

We look forward to next year!
The Lucky 20 Raffle Is Back!
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 Training

New schedule soon!   We will be adding 2017 dates for our most popular classes soon!  You can also "subscribe" to our schedule now and get updates when we add new classes, chec it out here:

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 for more

  • 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: for complete schedule and match results. If you have questions please contact the High Power Director at,

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