- Last Updated: September, 30 2023 02:22: PM September, 30 2023 02:22: PM
Massachusetts Gun Law Seminar
Separating Fact & Fiction
Massachusetts / Federal Gun Law & Regulation for the MA Residents/LEO/Retailers.
Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 PM to 9 PM.
Braintree Rifle & Pistol Club Main Club House
Cost is $20 per person, payable at the door.
Cash accepted. Checks Payable to GOAL
All funds go to GOAL and will include GOAL Gun Law booklet.
Seating limited to 100 Attendees
Only 12 Seats Open as of this update
Members and guests only. ONLINE SIGN UP REQUIRED.
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This 3 ½ + hour long seminar explains state and federal laws and regulation in layperson terms. Students will explore applicable MGL and CMR as it pertains to definitions, gun purchase, possession, transport, record keeping requirements, buying/selling, interstate transport, interstate purchase, ammunition storage and best practices for gun owners.
Jon Green has been the Director of Education and Training for Gun Owners’ Action League since 1999. He served on the NSSF Range Advisory Committee for 4 years and has owned and managed FFL 01 Businesses. He has taught similar classes to thousands of citizens, hundreds of Mass State Police BFS Certified Instructors, Massachusetts Hunter Education Instructors and Massachusetts Environmental Police Officers.
- 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: September, 12 2023 04:16: PM September, 12 2023 04:16: PM
Given the success of the prior swap meets, the club will hold another on
Sunday, October 22 beginning with set up at 8 AM and continuing until 1 PM.
Members are encouraged to bring firearms and firearm related items they wish to sell or trade. Tables will be provided free
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Second Amendment Sister Annual Shoot Saturday, October 14.
The Old indoor range will be open. All other ranges will be closed until 2 PM.
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The Ancient & Honorable Artillery Co. Fall Shoot is scheduled for Saturday, October 21, 2023.
All ranges will be closed until 2 PM.
- 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!
- Last Updated: June, 22 2023 11:33: AM June, 22 2023 11:33: AM
All outdoor ranges are open and operational. The work has been completed on the outdoor ranges to include additional overhead baffles, extended walls, increased height of the berms as well as some maintenance and repairs. In order to keep the ranges open, range officers are needed for weekday and weekend shifts. If you have available time, please contact the club via e mail.
The camera system allowing members to view if the outdoor ranges are open or closed should be operational soon. The temporary system turned out to be very temporary. A permanent mounting system will be employed and the system will be a combination of hardwire for the power and wi-fi for the camera. The picture will be able to be viewed on our web site when work is complete.
The indoor ranges are also open. A new floor material has been put down in the new range to make the floor easier to clean with the added benefit of reducing the sound levels.
Efforts are continuing regarding the expansion of the old range to add 6-8 additional shooting lanes, with some of the lanes to be dedicated to rifle shooting. A design is being evaluated and a land survey should be complete by the end of the summer. The planning board has been evaluating bullet traps, target carriers and shooting booths. Finances, of course, dictate both how, and how far we progress with this plan. Efforts by members of the planning board are greatly appreciated.
- Last Updated: September, 12 2023 04:13: PM September, 12 2023 04:13: PM
Although normally held on the second Monday of the Month, due to holidays, the next member’s meeting is Monday, September 18th. The October member’s meeting will be Monday, October 16th. The November meeting will be Monday the 13th. Club business cannot be conducted unless we have a quorum. Please attend. Dinner is served at 6 PM. Meeting begins at 7 PM.
- Last Updated: June, 22 2023 11:26: AM June, 22 2023 11:26: AM
DCM continues on the third Saturday of each month.
The club supplies all rifles, either AR’s or M1 Garands. Cost is $40.
Trap continues during the summer and is club run on Sundays beginning at noon.
The Pistol Team shoots every Thursday night at 7 PM. All are welcome. Everyone shoots.