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Gun Owners' Action League
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March 17, 2017

Greetings!

Happy St. Patrick's Day 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.  
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

GOAL attends White Tails Unlimited Banquet!   Even though we didn't win anything, we had a great time, featured in the photo L-R:

Jon Green – GOAL Director of Education & Training, Ron Amidon – GOAL President, Ernie Foster – GOAL Director at Large,  Jim Hoyt – Cabela’s Marketing Specialist, Travis T-Bone Turner – The Bone Collector Show, Scott Winchester – Chairman of the Auburn, Whitetails Unlimited and GOAL Director at Large.
Photo credit to Gary Pray - Whitetails Unlimited Photographer
Join Us April 2nd in Boxborough!

Learn to be a great advocate for the Second Amendment!  More Speakers Added!

Sunday April 2, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (check in begins at 8:30 AM)

$25.00 cost includes continental breakfast - deli buffet lunch.

Open to GOAL members in good standing only.

Speakers (more TBA):

  • Senator Anne Gobi - Communicating with legislators
  • Senator Mike Moore – Running for office and getting involved in elections
  • Jen Caissie Governor’s Council – Judicial Appointments
  • Jake McGuigan (NSSF)
  • Jim Wallace - Media Relations, Social Media

We look forward to seeing everyone.

Conveniently located at:

Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center

242 Adams Pl, Boxborough, MA 01719

Click here to purchase your ticket.
Senator Creem wants to punish licensed gun owners

Senator Creem seeks punishment of licensed gun owners because criminals keep breaking the law.

The social bias against licensed gun owners continues from some members of the 190th General Court of the MA Legislature.

Just three short years ago, the MA legislature spent almost a year researching and ultimately re-writing many of our laws pertaining to licensed gun ownership and firearms possession. Since that time we have seen two of our neighboring New England states, New Hampshire and Maine pass “freedom to carry” legislation, which eliminates a state mandated licensing system altogether.

With the change in law, any person who is not federally prohibited can now carry concealed while in VT, NH, or ME without the need to obtain, or pay for permission to exercise that important civil right.

Meanwhile in MA… our legislature is once again seeking to punish law abiding – licensed gun owners in a number of ways.

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Legislation for the 190th Massachusetts General Court.  Please bookmark - keep an eye on this page, we update it often!  This page displays legislation, which is currently "in play" for the current legislative session.  If you find any Second Amendment related bills that we missed, or know of anything that needs to be updated, please email us here.
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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!
Lucky 20 Prize Winner!
Another Lucky 20 prize winner!  Congratulation to GOAL Member Mark E. pictured with his new Sig 1911 and 2 boxes of Hornady Ammo. 
 Big Bang Annual Raffle!
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.

Schedule

We are now accepting sign ups for the three classes below!  These will fill fast, so make sure you contact Jon Green at the GOAL office today to reserve your spot!  Call Jon at 508-393-5333, or email him here.

Progressive Carbine with Sargent Major Retired Scott Germain
April 29-30 9AM – 5PM
$275 GOAL Members. $300 for Club members that aren’t GOAL. $325 for others
Riverside Rod & Gun Club Hudson, MA
 
Progressive Carbine with Sargent Major Retired Scott Germain
June 3-4 9AM – 5PM
Shawme/GOAL Members $300. $325 for GOAL Members. $350 for others
Shawme F&G Sandwich, MA
 
Principles of Concealed Carry
Sept 1 9AM-5PM
$75 GOAL Members 
Shawme F&G Sandwich, MA

Club Events

  • 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. 
  • Maspenock Rod and Gun Club - NRA Level 1 Pistol Coach Course - (to benefit Jr. Pistol Team) March 18 - 19, 2017 - click here for more info or to sign up.
  • 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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