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April 14, 2017


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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:

New Online GOAL Membership System Is Up!

You can now change your membership info, renew, print out a member card and more from our website! 

Due to this, we are no longer mailing membership cards to our members with an email address - you will be able to print your own at home! 

GOAL has implemented a new user editable membership system.  This system enables GOAL members to update their address or contact information, print out a membership card and more, from our website.

Look for the new blue bar across the top of every page on  This is where you can sign on (look for Member Log In), join, renew, or make a donation!

Thank you as always for understanding and supporting GOAL!
Legislative Alert - No On H.3081!

We sent information about Rep. Linsky's H.3081 earlier this week - now is the time to take action!

Please call your state representative and state senator at (617) 722-2000 - urge them to oppose H. 3081 An Act Establishing Extreme Risk Protective Orders

No on H.3081! GOAL calls on the legislature to reject this soundbite legislation and instead take up mental health legislation that will provide both care and public safety while respecting civil rights and due process. People with mental health issues deserve our help and our respect and we can do much better than this bill promises to provide.

Click here to read our post about this bill from earlier this week.

Westminster Alert - New Info!

Westminster Rod & Gun Club Needs Support From Members and Concerned Residents At April 20th Meeting

Please attend meeting on April 20th in support of the club!

GOAL has learned that the Westminster Rod & Gun Club has been illegally forced to cease all range activities by Westminster's building inspector because of noise complaints from a neighbor.

Take Action! Please attend the zoning board appeal meeting, scheduled for April 20 – 7:00 PM at the Westminster elementary school.

New Info: GOAL has uncovered interesting information about the person behind the attack on the club, click here to read more.

Update On GOAL's Civil Rights Lawsuit

Update on our federal civil rights lawsuit against AG Healey. We had a scheduling hearing yesterday, trial date is May 2018, with Judge William Young.

Case info - this is from the court document linked below, which includes the upcoming schedule.

Plaintiffs' position.  This case involves three distinct constitutional challenges to a ban on popular firearms and standard magazines enforced by multiple Massachusetts government agencies. The lengthy enforcement history of the ban, the 2016 Notice of Enforcement radically changing the scope of the ban, and the Defendants' shifting explanations of the Notice suggest the
standard discovery limits will not suffice.

Plaintiffs require fact discovery to illuminate Defendants' motives, and changing interpretations, as well as to challenge the factual foundation and fit of Defendants' expert evidence. Plaintiffs propose serving each Defendant 10 interrogatories, 10 requests for admissions, and 2 sets of requests for the production of documents.

Plaintiffs propose deposing each of the Defendants or a representative of their respective agency, individuals responding to questions regarding the scope or applicability of the ban or Notice of Enforcement, and the fact or expert witnesses identified by Defendants.

Click here to read the court document

Former State Senator & Possible Gubernatorial Candidate Calls For Gun Confiscation & More

Former state senator Wolfe exposes his anti civil rights playbook.

“The first thing to do is stop manufacturing and selling them, and the second thing to do is have a very lucrative buyback-and-confiscation program,” Dan Wolf, a Harwich-based Democrat who served three terms with the Massachusetts Legislature, said at a Grandmothers Against Gun Violence meeting.

GOAL 2017 Training Schedule

Our 2017 training schedule includes new courses and lots of great training to choose from!  Note, we have just added our ICE Training Courses with Rob Pincus!

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

  • 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
  • Swift River Sportsman’s Club Winner’s Choice Shotgun Bonanza Raffle.  1st prize Remington 870 12Gauge Pump Combo OR $500 R&R Sports Shop Gift Certificate.  2nd prize Benelli SuperNova 12Gauge Pump 28” Black OR $500 R&R Sports Shop Gift Certificate.  3rd prize Stoeger M3020 20Gauge Semi Auto Camo OR $500 R&R Sports Shop Gift Certificate.  Winners to be drawn at SRSC Meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 @ 7:30PM. All prizes to be claimed at R&R Sports Shop in Belchertown, MA. Valid FID required for shotguns. Limited to 200 tickets. Tickets $20.00 Donation. For tickets, please contact Laura Lavallee @ 413-883-3840, email
  • The Nimrod League of Holden and Gun Owners’ Action League are proud to present a women’s only instructional shooting clinic. April 29, 2017 - 8:30am to 5:30pm at the Nimrod League of Holden, 168 Coal Kiln Rd Princeton, MA 01541
  • 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.  4/9 shotgun - turkey (No Slugs) #4,5 or 6 shot. Jerry's Shoot
  • Petersham gun club sporting clays course will be open all winter. Wednesdays at noon and every Sunday at 10am. our winter league will start the first Sunday in February thru the end of April. Email for more info: 
  • Leominster Sportsmen's Association- Leominster Sportsmen's Club - Patriot's Day/WW-I  "Rattle Battle" Rifle & Pistol Plate matches Sunday April 9th starting 9am, cost $10. Bring your buddies, your favorite rifle, sling, extra clips/mags & 50-100 rounds, and your pistol or revolver & 50 rounds (more if you're a good shot).  10 point bonus for competing with a WW-I type rifle!  details will be on:
  • 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 for more

  • 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: 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 

MA Division Of Fisheries & Wildlife Events

Earth Week Trout Stocking Events -- MassWildlife invites the public to meet a stocking trout, watch (and maybe help) put trout into the water for future fishing opportunities. Handouts on the types of freshwater fish found in the state, fishing techniques, locations and opportunities will be available.  Discover the wild side of Massachusetts during Earth Week!  Take someone fishing, go boating or visit a fish hatchery. Check out MassWildlife’s Trout Stocking report for daily updates on stocked locations throughout the state 

Wednesday, April 19 , 11:30 AM  Worcester, Lake Quinsigamond, Quinsigamond State Park at Regatta Point, 10 Lake Ave. North, Worcester. Parking fee waived. Stocking ~ 400 Brown Trout and ~ 500 Brook Trout from the Bitzer Hatchery in Montague. 

Friday, April 21, Plymouth – Long Pond and Little Long Pond Two stocking events will be held.  ~ 200 Tiger Trout and broodstock (very large) Brook and Brown Trout will be stocked from the Sandwich Hatchery. 

1) 10 AM Plymouth, Long Pond—Meet at Boat Ramp off West Long Pond Road.

2) 11 AM Plymouth, Little Pond—Meet at South Beach Ramp, off Summer Street in Morton Park.   

Friday April 21, 11 AM Holland – Meet at Hamilton Reservoir Fisherman’s Landing, Leno Road, Holland. ~800 brown trout from the Sunderland Hatchery. 

NORTHEAST – Friday April 21, Noon, Hopkinton – Meet at Hopkinton Reservoir Boat Ramp at Hopkinton State Park off Route 85. Parking fee waived. Stocking ~250 Brook Trout ~250 Brown Trout from the Bitzer Hatchery in Montague. 

WESTERN – Friday April 21, 1:30 PM, Pittsfield, Onota Lake – Meet at Burbank Park off Valentine Street.  ~400-500 Rainbow Trout from the McLaughlin Hatchery in Belchertown to be stocked.

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