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November 18, 2016

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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
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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

Governor's Council Confirms Baker's Anti Civil Rights Nominee

GOAL CONDEMNS BAKER APPOINTMENT OF ANTI-CIVIL RIGHTS APPOINTEE TO SUPERIOR COURT

Impressed with the Grassroots Efforts of Its Membership to Oppose Nomination

NORTHBOROUGH, MA – The Gun Owners’ Action League of Massachusetts (GOAL) today condemned Governor Baker on his appointment of anti-civil rights assistant attorney Chris Barry-Smith to the MA Superior Court. GOAL and its membership strongly opposed the nomination due to Barry-Smith’s participation in the July decision by Attorney General Healey’s office to unilaterally invent new gun laws – making hundreds of thousands of lawful citizens into felons in waiting.

“The million-dollar question is why would Gov. Baker nominate someone that has a track record of attacking people’s second amendment civil rights – and has absolutely no criminal trial experience – to a Superior Court position,” said Jim Wallace, Executive Director of GOAL. “It is clear that the Governor cannot be counted on to represent and protect the civil rights of all citizens. It is also clear that our member’s aggressive grassroots efforts have brought attention to a very broken judicial nominating system in the Commonwealth.”

GOAL openly protested Barry-Smith confirmation hearings and activated its grassroots membership to oppose the nomination. By activating its grassroots, GOAL members flooded the Governor’s office and Governor’s Council with emails and phone calls.

Barry-Smith was confirmed today by the Governor’s Council in a 5 – 3 decision that resulted in what will undoubtedly be another anti-civil rights activist judge.

GOAL would like to thank its membership for the hard fought battle despite the outcome.

GOAL In The News - Baker Appointee

Council backs court nominee criticized by gun rights group

BOSTON — The judicial nomination of a top deputy to Attorney General Maura Healey was narrowly approved Wednesday by the Governor's Council, over the objections of gun rights advocates opposed to Healey's crackdown on so-called copycat assault weapons.

The council voted 5-3 to confirm Assistant Attorney General Christopher Barry-Smith, who was nominated by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court.

The Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts (GOAL), an affiliate of the National Rifle Association, had urged the council to reject Barry-Smith, suggesting he played a role in Healey's enforcement notice to gun sellers and manufacturers clarifying what constitutes a "copy" or "duplicate" weapon under the state's 1998 assault weapons ban. The group has called the attorney general's unilateral action illegal and a violation of constitutional rights.

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Caissie, Jubinville, Iannella Vote No

Who voted against Governor Baker's nominee?

Only three members of the Governor's Council voted to protect you from Governor Baker's anti-civil rights appointee. They are Councillor's Iannella, Caissie, and Jubinville.

Please take a moment to send them a note of thanks.

Thank you everyone who took action on this, it made a tremendous difference and we were noticed. We will continue to stand for freedom, please encourage your friends and family to join us, we grow stronger by the day.

Contact info:

Robert L. Jubinville – District 2
487 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
GC: 617-725-4015, ext. 2
Bus: 800-828-9010
Fax: 617-698-8004
Email: Jubinville@comcast.net

Christopher A. Iannella – District 4
263 Pond Street
Boston, MA 02130
GC: 617-725-4015 ext. 4
Bus: 617-227-1538
Fax: 617-742-1424

Jennie L. Caissie – District 7
53 Fort Hill Road
Oxford, MA 01540
GC: 617-725-4015, ext. 7
Bus: 508-765-0885
Fax: 508-765-0888
Email: jcaissie@caplettelaw.com

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!
New GOAL Project In The Works
Behind the scenes sneak peak of a new project in the works!  Look for more about this project soon and thank you to GOAL Member and NRA Instructor Mandy Deveno for all of the great help! #MyGOAL

President Elect Trump Supports National Reciprocity

Could Trump bring universal concealed carry reciprocity to all 50 states?

With a Republican-controlled Congress and pro-gun president, the prospect to a do away with the patchwork of state reciprocity laws and establish a uniform nationwide right to carry is ripe.

The concept, to treat concealed carry permits like drivers’ licenses, allowing current permit holders to carry in any other state that issues permits, has been the subject of failed federal legislation in 2011, 2013, and 2014 while a current bill, sponsored by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has been collecting dust in the Senate Judiciary committee although it has 35 co-sponsors. Its companion House measure has 121 co-sponsors but has been aging in committee since last March.

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President Elect Trump Selects NRA A+ Rated
Senator Jeff Sessions
To Be Attorney General

President-elect Donald Trump wants Republican Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to serve as attorney general of the United States.

The senator and lawyer is one of Trump’s closest advisers and one of the president-elect’s earliest backers, earning him his pick of positions in the new administration. Trump was considering appointing him secretary of defense, but has now selected him for the attorney general position, reports The New York Times.

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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 soon!   We will be adding 2017 dates for our most popular classes soon!  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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