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Gun Owners' Action League
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November 25, 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
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

New Concealed Carry Pistol Course from GOAL


Thinking of buying a new pistol for CCW?  Now you can "try before you buy"  with GOAL!

Intro to Concealed Carry Pistol.  This new for 2017 course provides attendees with the opportunity to fire many of the Massachusetts dealer compliant handguns that are typically marketed towards concealed carry. It is a try before you buy class and will feature models from Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Kahr Arms, Charter Arms, Ruger and H&K.

Ammunition and all range gear is included. Attendees must possess a MA LTC or receipt from their licensing officer indicating the application is in process.

Click here to check out course dates and to sign up

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.

What's Healey Doing?

Here's a current list of Healey's follies.

1. She's wasting valuable resources to defend her office from a lawsuit filed by Glock. 
Glock is suing because of her "overly broad and politically motivated" efforts.  Glock said Healey’s true intention is to “harass an industry that the attorney general finds distasteful and to make political headlines by pursing members of the firearm industry.”

2. She's wasting valuable resources to defend her office from a lawsuit filed by Remington.  Remington Arms Co. contends Healey’s investigation is “unreasonable and excessively burdensome” because she is seeking product files from every state and country, even though fewer than 1 percent of the files relate to Massachusetts customers.  Because Healey’s office “has provided virtually no information concerning the subject or object of its investigation, one cannot imagine what possible relevance product service files from Hawaii or Manitoba, Canada, could have on the AG’s investigation in Massachusetts,” 

3. She's wasting valuable resources to defend her office from a lawsuit filed by the NSSF.  “Attorney General Healey and/or her staff have overreached their authority and decided to legislate from her office without the benefit of any public process. Her actions totally disregard 18 years of Massachusetts firearm law, supported by all state regulatory agencies and understood by all concerned, in which firearm retailers have operated. The Attorney General has undermined the legislative and public process by unilaterally declaring products that were legal to be illegal. In doing so, she has endangered the livelihoods of family-owned businesses and made potential felons out of tens of thousands of law-abiding citizens.”

4. She's wasting valuable resources to defend her office from a lawsuit filed by Exxon.  Attorney General Maura Healey must defend her probe of ­Exxon Mobil’s climate-change policy in a Texas courtroom hearing that one prominent analyst says shows a federal judge sees “big-time political motives” in her use of power.  The order issued by Judge Ed Kinkeade late last week, could compel a law-enforcement officer to answer a target firm’s questions in a Dallas courtroom deposition Dec. 13. First Amendment attorney Harvey Silverglate said it’s “very rare” for a sitting attorney general to be ordered to court for a deposition.

Anyone else notice a pattern?

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 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 above!   We have added 2017 dates for our most popular classes!  You can also "subscribe" to our schedule now and get updates when we add new classes, chec it out here: http://goal.org/training/schedule.html

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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