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Gun Owners' Action League
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September 23, 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.  
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

Yard Signs - Pick One Up At Marlborough Gun Show This Weekend!
If you're planning to go to the Marlborough Gun Show this weekend, stop by our booth and pick up a Healey Hurts Families yard sign!  We are asking for a donation for the signs to offset the cost.  Also, we still need help with distribution!  We need members who are willing to stop by GOAL to pick up a box or two and distribute them in their area.  If this is something that you are interested in helping with, please contact mike@goal.org.  Thanks!
New Bumper Sticker
We also have the above bumper stickers available for pick up at the GOAL office and at the Marlborough Gun Show this weekend - stop by and pick one up!
Firearms Retailers, NSSF File Federal Suit against Attorney General Healey’s Overreaching ‘Enforcement Notice’

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Four federally-licensed Massachusetts firearms retailers and the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, today filed action in United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts to challenge on Constitutional grounds the “Enforcement Notice” issued by state Attorney General Maura Healey. The lawsuit states that her office overstepped its legal authority and deprived the retailers of their due process protections guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. The action seeks declaratory relief and a permanent injunction enjoining enforcement.

Mass. AG Healey directed to revise response to ‘copycat’ weapon ban information request

BOSTON — A Holden resident, stonewalled last month by Attorney General Maura Healey’s office when she rejected his public records request for documents and records that may shed light on how Healey arrived at her “copycat” assault weapons ban decision, recently scored a victory in his appeal efforts.

According to a Sept. 16 letter from Shawn A. Williams, Secretary of State William Galvin’s supervisor of records, David Reinhart’s appeal resulted in Galvin’s office contacting Healey’s office — and Healey staffers agreeing to “review Mr. Reinhart’s request and provide a revised response.”

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AG Healey Protest - October 5th - Worcester

Protest abuse from the office of Attorney General Maura Healey.

GOAL has learned that Attorney General Maura Healey is hosting “Attorney General Community Action Hours” where she wants to hear from people who are being discriminated against.

On July 20, 2016 AG Healey launched a massive discriminatory campaign against licensed gun owners in MA, where she declared hundreds of thousands of people “felons in waiting”. She did this without vetting from the courts and without debate from the legislature.

Please join us October 5th in Worcester to protest AG Healey’s actions and to speak out against her abuse and discrimination.

Click here for more info - map
GOAL Freedom Relay Rally - October 15th!

October 15, 2016 Freedom Relay Rally

Join us October 15, 2016 for a protest march and rally starting at the historic Old North Bridge in Concord MA and finishing at Boston Common. This protest march is to publicize abusive actions from the office of MA Attorney General Maura Healey.

Details for the event are still developing, please click here and follow this page for more information.

We need volunteer help for this event.  If you are a GOAL member and would like to volunteer please contact jimwallace@goal.org.
Help Us Get Candidates Graded!

Candidate ratings are an important part of making an informed decision on election day
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We need your help! MA House and Senate elections will be here soon. Please contact any challenging candidate running for a #MASen or #MAHouse seat (not incumbent) in your district and encourage them to fill out a GOAL Candidate Questionnaire! Here's a link to the online version. http://goal.org/Documents/2016candidatequetionnaire.pdf
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Volunteers Needed for GOAL Booth @ Topsfield Fair

Can you help us out?

Each year, GOAL is fortunate enough to be provided a booth at the Topsfield Fair.

Our booth is located in the Sportsman’s Building and is provided courtesy of the Essex County League of Sportsmen.  

Exposure at the fair gives GOAL the opportunity to talk with thousands of attendees. Some are familiar with GOAL and are already members. Others we talk with have no knowledge of firearms and their many purposes.  

With limited office staff, GOAL depends on volunteers to help us at this fair. This year the fair will be held from September 30-October 10, open from 10am to 11pm (Our booth will be open until 8pm). GOAL usually sets up five- hour shifts for volunteers; 10-3 & 3-8. Volunteers MUST be GOAL members in good standing.  

If you can help, please email Angela at angela@goal.org.
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!

New hats in the GOAL store

We have two new low profile caps available in the GOAL store, both made of nice soft cotton and fully embroidered, perfect for a weekend range day!

Click here to check out the low profile hat in navy blue with state outline GOAL logo

Click here to check out the low profile hat in pink camo with state outline GOAL logo

GOAL Training - 2016 Schedule - New Coursed Added!

Still time to sign up for Precision Marksman Level 1 with Alex Hartmann!
October 29 - 30 at Pelham Fish & Game - Learn surgical precision with your rifle!  Click here for more info or to sign up.

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.
2016 GOAL Club Seminar

Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Place: NORCO Sportsman’s Club Address: 91 Houghton Rd, Princeton, MA 01541

Time: Check in 8:30 am Duration: 9 am – 3 pm  

Dear GOAL Affiliated Club Member,   GOAL is announcing its latest annual club seminar to be held on Sunday, November 6, 2016.  The seminar focuses on all aspects of running a firearms club. The following are some of the guest speakers and topics of discussion:  
  • Insurance & Liability: Arlene Pucillo of Charles River Insurance
  • Legal Issues, Protecting Your Club: Attorney Ed George
  • Range Management: Jon Green, GOAL’s Director of Education and Training
  • Club Administration: Jim Wallace, GOAL’s Executive Director
  • Range Design and Lead Management: Scott Kranz, Senior Project Manager with AECOM
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation: Zach Snow, Shooting Promotions Manager NSSF
Affiliated club members do have the ability to send a number of attendees free depending on their level of affiliation. Additional attendees will be $75 for non-affiliated club attendees or $25.00 for affiliated clubs above their free attendee level:  

Basic: None | Bronze: 1 free attendee | Silver: 2 free attendees |  Gold: 3 free attendees   http://goal.org/clubpages/affiliatedclubprogram.html  

People you may wish to send: Club President, Secretary, Treasurer, Range and/or Facility Manager and any potential planning committee members.  

RSVP – Deadline is Monday, October 31, 2016.

Please return the form to GOAL PO Box 567 Northborough, MA 01532.   If you have any questions about the seminar, you can forward those to Jim Wallace at jim@goal.org.
LTC Training / Pasta Dinner Fundraiser with Rep. Kevin Kuros

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This is two fundraisers in one!

If you are interested in getting your MA license to carry (LTC), the training will start at 10AM, break for a sandwich at lunch, then proceed to the pistol range for some live fire. At the conclusion of the training and live fire (between 3:00PM and 4:00PM), we will provide a pasta dinner.

For those who may either already have their LTC or who may not be interested in getting their LTC, you are welcome to join us just for the pasta dinner (from 4:00PM to 6:00PM) at a significantly reduced rate.

Click here for more info

Club Events

  • Shirley Rod & Gun Club - Ducks Unlimited Fund Raiser Family Shoot. A Family Friendly and Fun Day for all ages and skill levels. With Shooting Games, Auctions, Prizes, Food and Fun for all. Prices start at only a few dollars - contact Craig Carpenter for more information. 
  • Maynard Rod & Gun Club - Women On Target!  October 1, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm - Limited to 30 students and will include: pistol, rifle, shotgun, and archery. Pre-registration is required, Please click here to register - cost is $60.00 and event is rain or shine.
  • 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 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    
  • Leominster Sportsmen's Club - Women On Target - October 23, 2016, click here for details.
  • Petersham Gun Club - DOUG GRIFFIN MEMORIAL 410 SHOOT,  Sunday Sept 25th, 10am start. Prizes awarded to top 3, cost is $25 includes lunch. Contact Petershamgunclub12@gmail.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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