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Gun Owners' Action League
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June 9, 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.  
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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

Critical Self-Defense Bills Need Your Help!

Please call today - the more legislators that sign on, the better the odds!

Please take action!  Representatives Colleen Garry and Kate Campanale have written a letter to their colleagues in the state house urging them to support two of GOAL’s critical self-defense bills.

These bills are H.736 An Act Relative to Violent Protection Order Violations filed by Rep. Kate Campanale, and H.2492 An Act Relative to Defensive Electric Devicesfiled by Rep. Colleen Garry.

Take Action!

Please call your state representative and state senator at 617-722-2000.  Please urge your state representative and senator to contact Rep. Garry’s office and add their signature of support to Rep. Garry and Rep. Campanale’s letter.

Info: The United States Supreme Court ruled in Caetano v. Massachusetts (2016) that the state’s ban on stun guns is unconstitutional and out of touch with traditional self-defense options.  H.2492 will move Massachusetts in line with the majority of the country, where purchase and possession of these devices requires no license.  H.736 will make invaluable information about self-defense options available for women, and others, who have filed for a protection order.  Rep. Campanale stated it perfectly, “No one should have to second guess defending themselves for fear of legal repercussions; this bill will empower victims of domestic abuse across the state.”

Please help us move these bills forward, make a call today!

    GOAL News - June 2017
Suppressor Education Day

We had a great day at the range yesterday, teaching real facts about sound suppressors!

As part of our ongoing efforts to deregulate sound suppressors for firearms in MA, yesterday we invited law enforcement officials, members of the media, and legislators to an educational range day.

The myths perpetuated by Hollywood and the anti firearm crowd were quickly shattered as attendees witnessed the difference between suppressed and unsurpassed firearms. More importantly they also learned the many benefits.

We are glad to have the opportunity to educate those in attendance and would like to thank everyone who made the day possible.

Principles Of Concealed Carry June 20th - Sign Up Today!

This class is perfect for people who are new to carrying concealed and want to refine their carry/concealment method, draw stroke, and marksmanship.

Principles of Concealed Carry is designed to provide a solid foundation for defensive and counter ambush firing skills. This live fire course will provide students an opportunity to learn various methods for presenting a concealed firearm during a dynamic event.

This class runs from 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Equipment List:

  • Concealed carry handgun
  • 400 new cartridges
  • Holsters
  • Flashlight, knife and pepper spray (if carried)
  • Magazines and or speed loaders, strips and carriers
  • Clothing worn during work and leisure endeavors
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Hydration and snacks

Next course is 6/20/17.  GOAL is looking to add weekend dates for this course at our affiliated clubs.  If this course is of interest to your club members  please contact our Director of Education Jon Green.

Legislative Alerts - Follow This Page!

It's a great idea to bookmark and follow our alert page on www.goal.org!

Currently on our alert page.

  • Legislation we want to stop
  • Legislation we want to see become law
  • Local alerts (Westminster)
  • How to look up your legislator
  • AG Healey links

New Products In The GOAL Store
We have the new 2017 collectors edition USA made Buck Knives in stock and a great new sticker!  As usual all funds go directly towards our continued efforts to protect and restore Second Amendment freedom in MA.
2017 Collectors Edition Deluxe Buck Knife
USA Made - Stainless - Drop Point Blade - 3.75" Blade
$60.00
2017 Collectors Edition Buck Knife
Laser Etched 420 HC Steel Blade - Dymondwood Handle - 3.25" Blade.  This knife has a great look and feel!
$35.00
Five Inch Round Sticker
Full color - printed on heavy durable UV resistant vinyl
$5.00
"Free" Orange Hats Are Back!
Our ever popular blaze orange GOAL hats are back in stock at the GOAL office!  We are giving these away to anyone who stops by and purchases raffle tickets, makes a donation, renews membership, or joins!  Limit one per person. 
Free 3" GOAL Sticker Also Available
We also have free three inch round GOAL stickers available at the GOAL office.  Please help us distribute these at clubs and your favorite licensed retailer.  They are available for pick up at the GOAL office during normal business hours.
GOAL 2017 Training Schedule

Our 2017 training schedule includes new courses and lots of great training to choose from!  Sign up for a course today!

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

  • Bay State Games Trap Match at N. Leominster Rod & Gun Club - Saturday June 24th. two events: 16-Yard Singles Trap and 16-Yard Doubles Trap. The entry fee for the event is $42 and an additional $15 for a second event. There is also a late fee of $10 for people who register after June 1st. The event is open to MA, ME, NH, and VT residents. Click here for more info or to sign up.
  • Southborough Rod and Gun Club, wwwsouthboroughrodandgun.com . Trap and Skeet shooting every Sunday, 12-3, and Thursday nights (May-September) from 6-9.  New shooters welcome!  SRGC is a Green club, and only non-toxic shot is permitted. More info on the Club's website.  See you at the Top of the Hill, and bring a friend!
  • Fitchburg Sportsmen's Club - Trap Shoots - Wednesday Nights at 6:00 PM beginning on April 19th -  club is located at, 289 Rindge State Rd (Route 119), Ashburnham, MA
  • 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. 6/25 - Pistol - Rim Fire.
  • 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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