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January 24, 2014
Gun Owners' Action League.

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we have been part of the fabric of Massachusetts since 1974
GOAL News - Events and More
  • GOAL Power Up - Please consider a generous donation to GOAL
  • The Big Bang Annual Raffle is back!  You'll get a kick out of these! 
  • Town of Wayland Resident Alert.  Please attend town meeting on Tuesday January 21.
  • Ladies - Bettina Needs Your Help. See below for more information.  
  • Stow Area Residents - MA Gun Law for Citizens - Free Seminar 
  • Follow GOAL on Social Media! Click the logos below and get the newest news first.


GOAL Power Up

2014 will be a year of many challenges, in order to meet them head on we need to be fully charged and ready to go.


Please read Jim Wallace's letter to the membership linked below & click the button to "power us up" via your generous donation!


Letter to GOAL Members 

Big Bang Annual Raffle
Support GOAL and YOU Might Win!


The Big Bang Annual Raffle is our primary fund raising event for the year and is vitally necessary to our continued success. This year we have 5 fabulous firearms as prizes that you will surely get a "kick" out of!  



  1. Savage 110FCP 338LAP Rifle
  2. Black Rain Ordnance PG15 .308 Rifle
  3. Smith & Wesson 460XVR Revolver
  4. Mossberg 590 Tactical 12ga Shotgun
  5. Windham Weaponry Varmint Exterminator 223/556 Rifle



Support GOAL & you might win this gun! (stock photo)


Savage 110 FCP .338 Lapua Rifle - one of 5 great prizes, see full list above!



Tickets: $10 each, 3/$20, 10/$50.  


Drawing will be held at noon on Friday April 18, 2014.  


You need not be present to win. Odds determined by number of tickets sold. All federal and state gun laws apply. All prizes are to be claimed within 30 days from the drawing. Firearms may be shipped to another FFL at winner's expense.


**Please note that due to postal regulations, we cannot send any part of a raffle ticket through the mail.**

Town of Wayland Update

Attention Wayland residents - Please go to your Finance Committee Warrant  Hearing - New Date Monday January 27, 2014.  


Update on the Wayland petition to ban the legal discharge of firearms in Wayland:

The Finance Committee warrant hearing scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2014, was cancelled due to weather concerns.

The hearing is now scheduled for Monday, January 27, 2014, at 7:15 p.m at the Wayland Town Building.

Non-residents can attend. Non-residents c
an ask questions subject to permission by the Moderator. It is our understanding that questions will be considered, but commentary will be discouraged. 

Here is info from the town of Wayland website:

The Finance Committee will hold its Annual Town Meeting Warrant Article Hearing on Monday, January 27, 2014, at 7:15 pm in the Wayland Town Building. (The original meeting date of January 21, 2014, was cancelled due to weather.) This hearing is held to facilitate public discussion and understanding of the articles submitted for Annual Town Meeting to be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 7:30 pm at the Wayland High School Field House. This hearing is held in conformance with Wayland's Bylaws, and the public is encouraged to attend. The text of the articles that have been submitted is available here.

For non-standard articles, the Finance Committee requires at least one member of each sponsoring board or a petitioner to attend the hearing to present a brief synopsis of the article and be available for questions from the Finance Committee and the public. Articles will be discussed in the order submitted unless other arrangements are made with the Finance Director. The Finance Committee or the Board of Selectmen will present the standard articles.
Female Gun Owner?  From Lowell?  Can You Help Bettina?

State Logo Attention Members:


Bettina Romberg, who is a member of the GOAL Board of Directors is looking for your help.  If you or someone you know - or know of is a female gun owner and a Lowell resident, please put her in touch with Bettina.   


This is in regards to license restrictions.   


Bettina can be reached via e-mail here.

Stow MA Area Residents - Free Event

State Logo Stow area residents, please join us and invite your friends: for our free informative class, MA Gun Law for Citizens scheduled for January 30, 2014.


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 regarding the possession, transportation and storage of guns in Massachusetts. Additional topics include MA "assault weapons" laws, the approved roster and the buying and selling of guns.   


This class will be presented by Jon Green, Director of Education & Training, Gun Owners' Action League.

This informative seminar is free to attend - click here for more information. 

Join GOAL - Now More Than Ever

This e-mail and everything we do is made possible by GOAL Members. If you find information in this e-mail, or anything we do to be helpful, please consider joining, supporting, and or donating to GOAL.


"Protecting Your Freedom Begins Here"
Why You Should Join GOAL: Every intrusion on our Second Amendment Rights is an intrusion on all rights. The Constitutional rights and freedoms that you enjoy - and may take for granted - are becoming more fragile each day. Secure your rights for yourself, your family and future generations.

Join GOAL and become part of the solution today. 



GOAL Education: New Dates 
GOAL Training, take a class today and support GOAL

We've added new dates for select 2014 classes. Including: Basic Pistol, Utah Non-Resident CCW, Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading and Precision Rifle Reloading with Jim Finnerty.


Also, we still have openings for our Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading class with Jim Finnerty on 

March 18 &19, 2014 - Learn how to load your own ammunition and save!!!  


New Bedford area training opportunity - we've added a Utah CCW class on February 26 - click the schedule link below for more information. 

Click here to view the schedule - class listing.   


To register for any course, call Angela Fisher at 508-393-5333 ext 20.

Club Events
  • Hopkinton Sportsman's Club is looking for a Jr Rifle Program Instructor to hold a regularly scheduled course at the indoor range this fall. The person would have to have an NRA certification as Jr Rifle Instructor, and complete a CORI review.  The club has all of the equipment to outfit and equip the students on site.  If you would like to get involved in this great program please contact John Coutinho at 508-801-5000.

  • Swift River Sportsman's Club Winter Indoor Archery begins on January 3, 2014.  Spot League is held on Mondays, Hunter League is held on Tuesdays, Family Fun League is held on Fridays and Youth League is held on Saturdays.  Open to the public.  For more information please call the club at 413-323-9387 or Dana at 413-583-2304. 

  • Leominster Sportsmen's Association - Winter Rifle Matches - December 1st through the end of March, Sunday mornings 9-11 am, Offhand (standing up) from our woodstove-heated range house.  It's any rifle, any caliber, any sights, 20 shots in 20 minutes at 100 yards. Costs $5 - half goes to prizes for the various skill levels. You can use 22's, service rifles, muskets or fine target rifles, scoped or iron sights. Kids shoot for free at 50 yards.  Our crackshot riflemen will be glad to give you pointers to improve your skills so you won't miss that deer next time.  What a great way to cope with the ammo shortage - use any rifle you've got ammo for,  learn & practice to make every shot count!  Visit them online here. 

  • The Tewksbury Rod & Gun Club's SCTP trap shooting program This competitive shotgun program is for youth shooters, no experience necessary, in grades 5 thru 12. Please contact Steve Stella, Tewksbury SCTP Head Coach at [email protected] or call 978-328-2120 for more info. The team is waiting to meet you!  

  • Wrentham Sportsmen's Association - January 26 - Rimfire Rifle - $20.00 entry fee. 1:00 pm start. 
  • Petersham Gun Club - Sporting Clays course open every Wednesday at 12 noon. Sundays open 10am till 1pm. Hot lunch served every Sunday. Contact   [email protected].

If your club has an open to the public event you would like to promote, please email the info to [email protected] 



Final Thought - MLK
Did you know that MLK owned a large collection of firearms for self defense and that he was denied a license to carry by his chief of police because he was deemed "unsuitable"?

Yes, the same "chief's discretion" used daily in MA today was also used on Dr. King in his home state. For more on that, read here and please share!
Thank you for reading the Friday News, remember, this email and everything GOAL does is made possible by our membership.  If you are not a member, please get in the fight and join GOAL
Mike Sweeney
Communications Manager
Gun Owners' Action League