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July 29, 2016

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.  

Please note, Friday News will not be sent next week, 7/15, or the following week 7/22 due to our Communications Manager
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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

Alert - Please Attend State House Lobby Day - Saturday!

GOAL Action Alert – State House Lobby Day

This coming weekend, the legislature will be holding more weekend sessions that will spell the end of the formal legislative session on July 31st. It will essentially be the last opportunity for the legislature to enact emergency legislation to reign in the rogue actions of the Massachusetts Attorney General.

GOAL is asking gun owners and citizens to join us at the state house again this Saturday, July 30, 2016 from Noon to 2:00 pm. There will not be an outside rally. This time we are asking people to spend their time in direct communications with legislators inside the State House.

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***Alert***
Senator Tarr's Legislation Needs Support!

Please Call Your Legislator Immediately - Urge Them To Sign - Support This Legislation!

We have been awaiting legislation from Senator Tarr which addresses, and ends abusive actions from A.G. Healey - and it was just released!

We need EVERYONE to call your legislators and urge them to support this bill - for now refer to it as "Senator Tarr's Act to Protect Due Process".

This bill removes the authority of Attorney General to issue rules and regulations of firearms sales in Massachusetts under 93A the consumer protection statute.

Read the summary and language on our AG Alert Page: http://goal.org/ag-alert.html

Click here to find your legislators contact info.

Also, we would like to thank all of the legislators who have filed bills to address this issue, Senator Humason, Representative Lombardo and all who have supported!

Lobby Day Handout

Healey Hurting Families

She has launched a campaign of confusion, fear, and intimidation against families and family businesses!

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey took action in a clear attempt to circumvent constitutional legislative authority that has placed hundreds of thousands of families and family businesses at risk!!

Massachusetts Families are looking to the legislature to reign in this clear abuse of power!

On that day, hundreds of thousands of lawful Massachusetts families and family business owners woke up to the news that they were now being declared felons in waiting. Without warning, AG Healey announced through a press conference that she was putting forth brand new interpretations of Massachusetts’ gun laws. This new directive has completely reclassified the term “assault weapon” to now potentially include every semi-automatic gun sold since 1998.

She attempted to cover her actions by telling the media that there was nothing new about what she was demanding, that it was simply old law that is now being enforced. That simply is not true.

Since the 1994 federal gun legislation, the subsequent 1998 state legislation, the 2004 state legislation that permanently attached the federal language to state law, and the 2014 state legislation, no government official (federal or state) has ever defined the gun laws the way she is trying to now.

For over two decades everyone has been living under the same rules. All federal and state agencies working with family businesses and industry understood the rules and standards. In the Commonwealth, every single gun transaction, transfer, sale etc. has been approved through the state’s own reporting system.

This is either a tremendous lie or the greatest entrapment scheme in U.S. history!

The first offense for the laws she is reinterpreting is up to TEN YEARS in prison! She has launched a campaign of confusion, fear, and intimidation against families and family businesses.

Half of the Massachusetts legislature has already signed onto various letters questioning the Attorney General’s actions. The legislature has the authority and obligation to reign in these rogue actions before adjourning its session on July 31, 2016.

Please don’t allow hundreds of thousands of lawful Massachusetts families and family businesses to be persecuted!

Click here for a PDF of this information.

Pittsfield Stand Out - 8/5/16

GOAL Action Alert – Pittsfield Stand Out!

At the Pittsfield rotary (near the Civil War Memorial) on US Rte 7. GOAL Executive Director Jim Wallace will be in town on the 5th of August to record the GOAL TV show, so he'd like to get some people to stand out with him at the rotary.
What to do:
Stand out with GOAL and make your voice heard (and seen) GOAL will supply more information regarding signage, for now, bring your American flags and be ready to stand out against abuse from the office of Attorney General Maura Healey.
Indoor Rally & Fundraiser 8/15/16

Indoor Rally & Fundraiser - Click Here To Purchase Tickets/RSVP

Monday August 15, 2016 in the Parade Room at Boxborough Holiday Inn

Date: Monday - August 15, 2016 Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Cost: $25.00 per person (please note: this is below GOAL's per person cost)

Action: Organize, plan, learn - best actions towards reigning in the rogue AG Fundraise: Raffles - Donate - GOAL needs funding to stop the abusive actions of AG Healey!

Speakers: GOAL Executive Director Jim Wallace, Second Amendment Foundation Founder - Alan Gottlieb, and more TBA

Dress: Casual - Invite your MA legislator to attend! 

New Podcast: Healey Bans Guns

Without any prior notice or public hearings and while the legislature is on break for national conventions the Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, has issued an “Enforcement Notice” to firearm retailers throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts changing the longstanding definition of so-called “Assault Weapons”.

For nearly 18 years since the passage of the 1998 Gun Control Act firearm retailers, gun owners and state agencies have been operating under the same interpretation. Now, suddenly, without warning or any due process a single person with a clear political agenda decides to change the rules. All Massachusetts residents should be alarmed!

Click here to listen, or go to iTunes to download.

GOAL Healey Alert Page

We have created an all inclusive web page dedicated to providing timely information about how you can help us end the abuse coming from the office of Attorney General Maura Healey.

This includes, links to information from the legislature, an event schedule, links to join GOAL or make a donation and more.

2016 Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser - NOW more than ever we are counting on YOUR support!

Please support our efforts by making a generous donation today! You might be the lucky winner!

This year, for every donation of $50.00 you will receive one chance to win one of the three great prize packages! (winners choice of package)

Three Great Prize Packages - Winner Chooses The Prize!

Package #1
Mossberg MVP 7.62 Long Range Rifle with Burris FFII 6.5-20 x 50 Ballistic Mil-dot Scope, Harris Bi-pod and case of Federal Premium Match 168gr Ammunition

Package #2
Remington Versamax Camo 12ga Shotgun, SKB I-Series Hard Case and Flat of Shotshells

Package #3
H&K VP9 9mm Pistol, Bulldog Personal Gun Safe, Gunvault Minivault Deluxe, Inforce Weapons Light, Spyderco CAT G-10 Knife, Surefire E2D Flashlight and Case of 115gr 9mm Ammunition

Super size your prize! Any person who donates $1,000.00 or more will win all three prize packages if their ticket is drawn!

Don't forget to check out the limited edition 2016 GOAL Buck Knives - FREE with qualifying donation - Click "Donate" button above to view!

Thank You Pullman Arms!

Thank you to our friends at Pullman Arms for their tireless and generous support.

As you saw in our weekly emails, Pullman ran an in-store raffle for a new AR15 rifle with proceeds going to GOAL.

They raised over $1,000.00, which they donated to GOAL, these funds will go directly towards our efforts to protect and restore Second Amendment freedom in MA.  Thank you again Pullman, and to all of their customers who participated.
GOAL Training - 2016 Schedule - New Coursed Added!

New date for Art of Concealed Carry, in Lowell!
Date 10/05/16
Location: EJ Buck & Sons 171 Lincoln Street, Lowell MA 01852
Time: 6PM-10PM
Cost: $95.00 Non-member $130
Class limited to 20 people

Have you checked out the GOAL Training schedule for 2016? We have a huge variety to choose from and more on the way.  Remember, GOAL members always get a discount and all proceeds go directly towards our continued efforts to protect & restore Second Amendment freedom in MA.
Club Events
  • 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 2015 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    
  • Swift River Sportsman's Club:  Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual Surf & Turf Shoot on Saturday, July 30 @ 12:00Noon! $30.00 for 10 rounds. Every round will have a Surf & Turf dinner winner consisting of 2 lobsters, 2 steaks, 2 potatoes, and 2 corn on the cob. Any size shotgun. Birdshot provided. Paper targets set out at approximately 30 yards. Advanced ticket sales only. 150 ticket limit.  Runner-up prize drawing - Door prizes - Raffles - Hamburgs and Hotdogs.  Contact Laura Lavallee at Home 413-289-1429, Cell 413-883-3840 or Email showmofffarm1@yahoo.com
  • Leominster Sportsmen's Club - Women On Target - October 23, 2016, click here for details.
  • Haverhill Hound Rod and Gun Club - Introduction to Archery - this Sunday May 15th from 10:00am - 2:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.  All equipment will be provided. Please call Collin Norton with questions at 978-994-4030 or email at: NRAInstructor@Comcast.net

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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