- Last Updated: November, 30 2023 10:43: AM November, 30 2023 10:43: AM
Construction on the outdoor rifle range and middle pistol range will begin Friday, December 1.
Those ranges will be closed beginning in the morning, but will re-open in the late afternoon.
The far right pistol and plinking range will remain open. Additional work will be done the beginning of next week with similar closures. Work is expected to be completed by mid-week. We apologize for the short notice, but the materials and the contractor became available and we would like to complete the work before the winter months.
The work includes adding sand and hay to extend berms, re-covering posts and extending eyebrows.
- Last Updated: November, 29 2023 02:19: PM November, 29 2023 02:19: PM
The Annual Meeting of the Braintree Rifle and Pistol Club will take place on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at the Braintree Elks Hall (formerly DAV) right next to the club driveway.
Doors will open at 9 AM, and the meeting will begin at 10 AM.
The agenda of the meeting will include: the election of club officers, approval of the proposed budget, and other club business.
Refreshments and lunch will be served.
A raffle will be held.
- Last Updated: November, 29 2023 02:23: PM November, 29 2023 02:23: PM
Any member in good standing may run for these offices by presenting signatures of 5 members on his/her nomination paper at the annual meeting.
- Last Updated: November, 29 2023 02:24: PM November, 29 2023 02:24: PM
Requiring the Finance Committee to meet three times per year
- Last Updated: November, 29 2023 02:35: PM November, 29 2023 02:35: PM
Our club supports the Toys for Tots program. If you wish to donate a toy, please bring a new, non-violent, unwrapped toy to the meeting, and it will be delivered to them in time for Christmas.
- Last Updated: November, 29 2023 02:37: PM November, 29 2023 02:37: PM
Dues cannot be paid at the Annual Meeting, but will be accepted at the club after the meeting.
Dues can be paid:
OnLine Payment (preferred METHOD) Beginning on Tuesday January 2, 2024
dues can be paid on line on our website. Please have your badge number ready before renewing, as you will need to enter this accurately twice during the online payment process.
Renew only one badge at a time.
CLICK HERE (On Jan 2, 2024) TO PAY DUES ONLINE
By Mailing to the Club at:
Braintree Rifle & Pistol Club
P.O. Box 850024
Braintree, MA 02185-0024
**Please write your badge number on check**
- Drop a check in the Treasurers Lock box at the Club
(just to the left inside the main clubhouse entrance).
(Checks only. No envelopes.)
**Please write your badge number on check**
Pay in Person
Sunday mornings from 9 AM to noon beginning January 7 through March 31, 2024.
Failure to pay by March 31st will be subject to late fees, and access to the club will be denied.
- Last Updated: November, 07 2023 10:04: AM November, 07 2023 10:04: AM
OLD INDOOR RANGE
Planning an expansion of the old indoor range continues. We have received a land survey and a schematic of what the new construction might look like. Persons with experience with planning and construction are needed to assist as we move forward in finding contractors, obtaining bids etc…Persons interested in assisting should e mail the club and outline their experience/knowledge.
In the interim, cleaning of the old range backstop is necessary and is planned. We are waiting for a schedule and expect the range to be closed for one week when cleaning begins.
Additional work is planned for the outdoor ranges to add material to the berms, repair and add baffles, grading etc… Sporadic range closures will be required but will be kept to a minimum. and staggered so that the outdoor ranges not being worked on can remain open.
The camera system to let members know if the outdoor ranges are open or closed by checking our web site should be operational shortly. The delay has been electrical work needed on our outdoor poles. The system is in place and once the electrical work is completed the system will be operational.
- Last Updated: September, 12 2023 04:15: PM September, 12 2023 04:15: PM
Instructors are reminded to submit updated insurance documents and certificates. Failure to do so will result in loss of privileges. The E-board is also discussing additional charges for instructors either in the cost of dues or a per person charge for use of the club. Possibly instructors could become range officers and assist with range officer duty if they are not doing so already.
- Last Updated: August, 24 2023 05:02: AM August, 24 2023 05:02: AM
Range officer coverage throughout the past summer has been excellent. Additional range officers are always welcome and needed to ensure that our outdoor ranges are open. Persons interested should email the club.
No formal qualifications or certifications are required. All training will be provided by the club.
The club needs range officers. No experience is necessary. We will train. If you can donate some time to your club, please e-mail the club.
Read more about the Range Officer Program
- Last Updated: July, 20 2023 01:50: PM July, 20 2023 01:50: PM
JUNE 30, 2023
On Monday, June 26th, the Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary concluded their so-called “top-down review” of the Commonwealth’s gun laws. It turns out the entire public process, including the “listening tour,” was a waste of time and a way to distract from their real objective. It’s very clear that while everyone got to speak, only a few in the room were actually listened to.
The result of their “review” can only be described as extreme and draconian. GOAL has gone so far as to re-brand it “The Lawful Citizens Imprisonment Act.” Since its introduction, HD. 4420 has sailed through the House and Joint Rules Committees and has been assigned to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, despite not even having an official bill number. It will likely receive a hearing within the next two weeks; given the Fourth of July holiday is next week. Just like with the Listening Tour dates, we are likely to get very short notice-if any-of when the hearing will take place. So please keep an eye out for notices and updates from GOAL about this bill.
The bill does its absolute best to criminalize gun ownership in the Commonwealth and is a direct violation of every Supreme Court precedent related to the Second Amendment from MacDonald to Bruen. At GOAL we have been working non-stop to break this bill down into its worst parts and you can see our analysis and breakdown here: https://www.goal.org/Lawful-Citizens-Imprisonment-Act.
If you care about your Second Amendment civil rights, please take some time to familiarize yourself with the bill and read our resource page (the link in the previous paragraph).
Please take the following actions:
- Find your legislator’s contact information
- Contact your State Senator
- Contact your State Representative
- Contact the Speaker of the House (be nice to Maddie) at 617-722-2500
- Contact your local Police Chief and ask that they take a strong public stance against this blatant attack on our civil rights
- Contact your local gun club and let them know they should be putting this information out to their contact lists
Find out if your legislator is holding local office hours or will be at an event this week for the Fourth of July and talk to them about this bill. You can find most of the information about where they will be on their social media pages or websites.
This piece of legislation affects every single gun owner in Massachusetts. Every gun owner, regardless of your age, your interest, if you are a participant in shooting sports, a hunter, a collector, a trainer, or even a retailer: you will all be harmed by this bill. In the past our government has focused on dividing our community and attacking us based on what guns we own or activities we participate in. This time it is an attack on all of us.
GOAL IS ONLY AS STRONG AS OUR MEMBERS!