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September 8, 2017


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:
Dog Days Fundraiser - Winner!
Congratulation to Bill F. from Mattapoisett, Bill is the lucky winner of our Dog Days Fundraiser and will have his choice of prize package! We would like to thank everyone who donated in order to support our ongoing efforts, including our lawsuit against AG Healey.

We will be launching our most popular raffle, the Lucky 20 very soon, stay tuned, as always we will be raffling off 20 great guns, and you will have up to twenty chances to win with each ticket purchased!
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Volunteers Needed For Topsfield Fair - GOAL Booth

Thank you to everyone who has responded, we still have a few shifts to fill, if you can volunteer a few hours to help our cause, we would greatly appreciate it!

GOAL is looking for some help manning our booth at the Topsfield fair, September 29th through October 9th. We plan to run 2 shifts per day, 10 AM – 2 PM and 2 PM – 6 PM.

Volunteers should expect to answer questions about GOAL, sell GOAL merchandise, and sell memberships. If you would like to give us some help please contact Michael Chludenski at GOAL .
Five Reasons To Support National Reciprocity

1. Exercising a right shouldn’t be contingent upon what state you’re in. This seems like it would be obvious. Sadly, it’s not. The Supreme Court affirmed in 2008 that Americans have a constitutionally-protected individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense. What’s more, no state can deny a Constitutional right. All national reciprocity means is that state governments must respect non-residents’ right to carry a firearm for self-defense to the same degree as residents of the state.
And despite rumors to the contrary, national reciprocity legislation would not dictate to states how and where residents could carry concealed. Non-residents would also have to abide by state regulations governing behavior and places of carry.

Please Support GOAL's Outdoor Heritage Act

S.437 Outdoor Heritage Act Summary

ATV Firearm Transportation  

(Section 1) MGL C 90B, S 26 – The current ATV laws under Chapter 90B require that any gun be unloaded and enclosed in a case. Because this law does not appear in the hunting laws in Chapter 131 or the firearm laws in Chapters 140/269 many hunters and gun owners who utilize recreational vehicles are not aware of the restrictive requirements. There is also no exemption for lawful citizens who ride these vehicles and carry firearms for self-defense reasons.

Special Elections This Fall

There are a number of special elections this fall to fill vacancies in the MA legislature. If you live in any of the districts listed on this page, please contact the candidate and urge them to fill out our candidate questionnaire .

Also note, the candidates in the two house races and Worcester senate race have yet to be approved by the state, this is scheduled to happen in 9/5/17. We will update at that time.

The Story of Smith & Wesson’s First Revolver

American firearms company Smith & Wesson, to this day, manufacture revolvers alongside semi-automatic handguns. Did you know they started off in an entirely different direction?

Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson partnered in 1852 and began producing a lever-action repeating pistol that relied on a tubular magazine. These unusual handguns weren’t created at the Springfield, Massachusetts factory that still exists, but another facility in Norwich, Connecticut. With only a limited run of about 1,000 iron frame pistols, these first Smith & Wesson-marked handguns were met with limited market acceptance and the tepid sales probably contributed to both Smith and Wesson liquidating their shares in 1855 by sale to a newly organized firm, the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company. 

"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 - Come Grab A Stack & Bring Them To Your Local FFL/Club To Give Out!
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
Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading - Still A Few Seats Open

Learn to load your own ammo! We still have a few seats open for our Basic Metallic Cartridge reloading class on 9/23/17!

Club Events
  • Leominster Sportsmen's Club - Sunday September 10th - Our annual Freedom Shoot - "Rattle Battle" Rifle & Pistol Plate match. The first relay starts at 9am. Cost is $10. We'll be shooting the rifles in 4-man teams & the pistols head-to-head at our plate racks. Bring your buddies, your favorite repeating rifle, sling, extra clips/mags & 50-100 rounds, and your pistol or revolver & 50 rounds (more if you're a good shot). Instead of prizes, we will again be donating the proceeds to the Fisher House ( They are a "home away from home" for the families of patients at Military & VA medical centers. {Club Chicken BBQ follows}
  • Pelham Fish & Game - 9/9/17 & 9/10/17 Garand/Springield vintage rifle match, 9/10/17 vintage sniper rifle team match. Contact Bob Greenwood - for more information or to sign up.
  • Franklin County Sportsmen Club – Weekly 5 Stand beginning 7/15/17 and running every other Saturday 10 am - 2 pm into the fall. The cost is $5 per round. Information can be found on our web site
  • Petersham gun club sporting clays course is open EVERY WEDNESDAY all year at 12 noon, and EVERY SUNDAY starting at 10am. we also have Trap open every friday at 6:30 PM.
  • Southborough Rod and Gun . 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 - is holding an Open House and Pig Roast on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the club, 289 Rindge State Road (Route 119) in Ashburnham, MA. Events for the public will consist of a Beginner's Trap Shooting Clinic beginning at 9:00 AM, with a Championship Trap Shoot for the Members. A .22 Poker Shoot will be held along with various .22's and Percussion and Flintlock firearms. Ear and eye protection will be furnished to participants. Tickets for the Pig Roast are $10.00 ea. and are available online or at the Club. Tickets are limited, so buy early to avoid disappointment. A live Blues Band will provide entertainment. For info call George at 978-342-5928.
  • 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. 9/10 - The great vegetable shoot (sidekick & blackpowder), 9/24 - pistol (rimfire), 10/8 - pistol (center fire), 10/22 - rifle (rimfire).
  • Lowell Sportsmen's Club - Lowell Sportsmen's Club - Open House - Sep. 9th, 12-4pm; Ruger 10/22 Fun Shoot - Oct. 22 (10/22, get it?) 1-4pm and bring your 10/22!; Steel Sundays (rimfire challenge practice) every 3rd Sunday 1-3pm; 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 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! 560 West St, Uxbridge MA 01569 Art Campbell 512-963-6053
  • 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: for complete schedule and match results. If you have questions please contact the High Power Director at,
If your club has an open to the public event you would like to promote, please email the info to  
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