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Gun Owners' Action League
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October 20, 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. 
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
The Lucky 20 Raffle Is Back!
Information:

Cost: $10 per ticket, 3 for $20, 10 for $50, 25 for $100. There is no limit to the amount of tickets you may purchase. Drawing will be held at noon on December 29, 2017. Winning tickets will be put back in the barrel for a chance to be drawn again. 

Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. You need not be present to win. All federal and state gun laws apply. All guns are to be claimed within 60 days in Northboro, MA. Firearms may be shipped to another FFL at winner's expense. Please note that we can not mail ticket stubs via USPS, as it is a violation of postal regulations.
 
Tickets are also available for purchase in person at GOAL 361 W. Main St. Northboro MA. 01532 
or via phone, 508-393-5333.
  
Please note!  Due to federal regulation we cannot send ticket stubs for any raffle via the mail.
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Update On Bump Stock Legislation

No Action On Bump Stock - Budget Bills

October 20, 2017

The budget bill debate currently at the State House, which includes the bump stock amendment(s) has come to a screeching halt due to a procedural error by the legislature. The error was created when the two legislative bodies neglected to vote on the same bill. Technically the senate was supposed to accept the house budget bill and then amend and vote. Instead they used, amended, and voted on their own bill, and this has caused the budget to come to a standstill as both sides are unsure at to how to proceed.

GOAL Exec. Director Jim Wallace has been at the State House every day awaiting word as to when the legislation will be back in play.

According to the information we have, the budget has to be signed by Governor Baker by midnight on October 31, 2017 so we expect something to happen soon.

GOAL will alert our membership as necessary.
Please Support Granby Bow & Gun Club Monday Night Public Hearing

The Granby Bow & Gun Club needs support at an upcoming public hearing.

They, like many clubs in MA, have come under attack from neighbors who seek to close them down for good.

The appeal hearing with the town has been scheduled for Monday, October 23rd at 6:30 pm. The club is asking for a massive show of support, please attend and bring friends and family! The club would like to overflow the place with people that are pro range!

Here is the address: 10 W State St, South Hadley, MA 01075. It's the Granby Senior Center - first floor.
Thanks Volunteers!
Thank you to all of our great volunteers who helped us at the Topsfield Fair this year, Beth, pictured here and the rest of our volunteer force were fantastic!
Free 3" GOAL Sticker - Come Grab A Stack & Bring Them To Your Local Retailer and/or 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 Training - Take A Class Today!
October 26, 2017 Mass Gun Laws For Citizens - Seats Open!

Massachusetts is well known for fragmented and convoluted gun laws. This presentation will help to separate fact from fiction and provide guests with a basic understanding of MA gun law.

All classes require GOAL membership - we will not hold a seat for non-members. If you are not a member you can select a membership option below along with your class.

Club Events
  • Maspenock Rod & Gun Club - Comedy Night! November 4th 21 and over only - Tickets are available at the club on meetings nights and Tuesday / Friday nights when the Junior Rifle Team Practices. $20 a ticket. Contact: Paul Young @ 508-989-5679 email: paulyoung@net1plus.com for advance ticket sales information. Time 6pm cocktail 7pm show
  • Franklin County Sportsmen Club Robert Vogel, IDPA US and World champion will be hosting a two day IDPA pistol skills course on April 30, March 1, 2018. There is only a limited number of slots available. Cost is $900. Course information can be found at WWW.FCLSC.org. To register contact Doug Blowers at dblowers@scapesbuilders.com.
  • The Fitchburg Sportsmen's Club, located at 289 Rindge State Road, Ashburnham will hold the first Annual Turkey Shoot on Sunday, 5 November 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Winner of each LUCKY TARGET match will win choice of Turkey or Ham. Match will involve 15 shots/3 per stand, shooter with the most LUCKY TARGET hits wins that match. Costs $5.00 per match. We will shoot until the prizes run out. EVERYONE WELCOME. If you have any questions contact Ron Bunnell @ (978) 340-2989
  • 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.
  • 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. 10/8 - pistol (center fire), 10/22 - rifle (rimfire).
  • Lowell Sportsmen's Club - 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 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! 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: 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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