Upcoming Events and Training

    • 09/19/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Hamilton Rod & Gun Club Hamilton Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566
    • 6
    Register

    Utah CCW Course


    Accepted in 37 states* Do note: A MA LTC Holder gains 5 states towards the 37 states with a Utah CCW.
    This course is conducted by Jon Green Director of Education and Training for the Gun Owners' Action League of Massachusetts and former Utah resident
    This course will include photographs and fingerprints. The course fee is $75 for GOAL members and $100 for non-members.
    The Utah CCW non-resident license fee is currently $63.25.
    MA residents are not required to have a MA LTC to apply for the Utah CCW
    *Please see bci.utah.gov/concealed-firearm/reciprocity-with-other-states/ for a list of states that accept the Utah CCW permit.

    • 09/20/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ: 361 W. Main St Northbourough MA
    • 1
    Register

    Course Description:


    This 4-hour concealed handgun seminar is designed for individuals who are currently carrying a concealed firearm or those who are considering firearms for self-defense. This course will be taught by Attorney Lisa Steele Esq. and Jon Green. Lisa Steele is an AWARE Board Member and an appellate attorney who practices in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.  She has special interest in, and expertise in, lethal force issues. She has written briefs for lawyers (“Defending the Self-Defense Case”) and articles for the public (“Owning and Carrying Non-Firearm Weapons”).  Lisa organized an AWARE class on Courtroom Survival.  She is co-chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Forensic Evidence Committee.  Jon Green is GOAL’s Director of Education and Training and Owner of Range Success. He has over 20 years as a full time curriculum author, firearms and MA gun law instructor, having trained thousands of individual from basic to advanced courses of study. Guests will have the opportunity to try on many of the newest and most popular holsters and carry systems from various manufacturers. Certificates will be awarded for full attendance. This is a non-live-fire course. 

    Topics include:

    • Lawful use of deadly force and its aftermath
    • Concealment methods & carry option for different environments
    • Mace, pepper spray, Kubotan, and other less than lethal force tools
    • Product overview: guns, holsters, ammunition, and other essentials
    • Training resources and references
    • Question and answer period
    • 09/26/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ
    • 5
    Register

    JOHN MCADAM, PH.D.

    KNOW THE LAW


    Monday, September 26, 2022

    11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


    Legal self-defense in Massachusetts requires 5 Elements. 

    Those Elements are:

    INNOCENCE                     IMMINENCE        

    PROPORTIONALITY     AVOIDANCE         REASONABLENESS

    To defend yourself legally all 5 Elements are required.  Thus, if you are forced to go to your firearm for self-defense, you must know each of these 5 Elements and the legal interpretations of each.  To break one of the 5 Elements would put you in jail.  Remember, the courts expect you to KNOW THE LAW.

    • 09/27/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ
    • 9
    Register
    • John McAdam, Ph.D.

    • KNOW THE LAW THE CASTLE DOCTRINE

    •  MASSACHUSETTS LAW


    • And Defensible Property

    • ·      Highly Defensible Property

    • ·      Least Defensible Property

    • ·      Recovery of Property and

    • ·      Connection with Law of Self-Defense

    A home is a person’s castle, and that castle is considered property.  Also, the concept of a man’s home as his castle is an ancient concept that harkens back to the days of Rome and is passed onto us through British Common Law.  While the CASTLE DOCTRINE is a widely accepted law, it is often mis-understood by many, including those you would think know the law.  The CASTLE DOCTRINE law is more restrictive in the use of deadly force than one might imagine.  This is particularly the case in Massachusetts. While one always has the right to defend oneself, the specific requirements of legal self-defense whether outside of one’s home or inside one’s castle are critical legally.  One must always remember that the courts expect you to KNOW THE LAW.  

    • 09/28/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 12
    Register

    Before You Carry & Defend presented by Bill Dalpe (Patriot Firearms School & Defense)

    Completing a licensing course is the first step in your firearms training. Have you purchased or in the process of considering purchasing your first firearm and want to learn the fundamentals of being a responsible armed defender? Are you curious to know the correct way to safely stage and store a firearm in your home or how to carry in accordance with federal and local laws? Have you considered if carrying a firearm fits into your personal protection plan and if so, which type would suit your needs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Before You Carry & Defend course is the next step and will be the most critical course you will take through your firearms training journey.

    Your home is your castle, and it should be the safest place for you and your family. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals in making your home and the people in it safe by reviewing the latest strategies and methodologies on developing a detailed and realistic home defense plan both with and without the need for a firearm. You will learn the many aspects to becoming a responsible armed defender: physically, mentally, morally, financially, and legally.

    A firearm is the tool of absolute last resort, and no one should want to use one unless necessary to protect your family from grave bodily harm. What if you were forced to use your firearm? What are the laws of self-defense? What is the legal use of force? Our Before You Defend & Carry course answers these and many other questions surrounding a violent encounter and the aftermath to expect after the police arrive. We will cover and dispel the mistruths centered around the Castle Doctrine and duty to retreat.

    By the end of this course, you will have a clear picture of how to develop and effective home defense and personal protection plan to defend your family. You will also be able to determine if a firearm fits into your plan and if yes which type will suit your personal needs.

    Students will also leave with a copy of the USCCA’s Concealed Carry & Home Defense book ($50 value).

     

    What You Will Learn:

    ·       The laws of self-defense

    ·       Castle Doctrine & Duty to Retreat

    ·       How and why, you should carry

    ·       Firearms and gear review

    ·       Development of a personal & home protection plan 

    ·       The basics of firearms self-defense 

    ·       Legal Use of Force

    ·       And more... 

    You are not required to own or possess a firearm to enroll in this course.  Note: Before You Carry & Defend is a non-live fire 4-hour class. 

    • 10/06/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 12
    Register

    Before You Carry & Defend presented by Bill Dalpe (Patriot Firearms School & Defense)

    Completing a licensing course is the first step in your firearms training. Have you purchased or in the process of considering purchasing your first firearm and want to learn the fundamentals of being a responsible armed defender? Are you curious to know the correct way to safely stage and store a firearm in your home or how to carry in accordance with federal and local laws? Have you considered if carrying a firearm fits into your personal protection plan and if so, which type would suit your needs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Before You Carry & Defend course is the next step and will be the most critical course you will take through your firearms training journey.

    Your home is your castle, and it should be the safest place for you and your family. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals in making your home and the people in it safe by reviewing the latest strategies and methodologies on developing a detailed and realistic home defense plan both with and without the need for a firearm. You will learn the many aspects to becoming a responsible armed defender: physically, mentally, morally, financially, and legally.

    A firearm is the tool of absolute last resort, and no one should want to use one unless necessary to protect your family from grave bodily harm. What if you were forced to use your firearm? What are the laws of self-defense? What is the legal use of force? Our Before You Defend & Carry course answers these and many other questions surrounding a violent encounter and the aftermath to expect after the police arrive. We will cover and dispel the mistruths centered around the Castle Doctrine and duty to retreat.

    By the end of this course, you will have a clear picture of how to develop and effective home defense and personal protection plan to defend your family. You will also be able to determine if a firearm fits into your plan and if yes which type will suit your personal needs.

    Students will also leave with a copy of the USCCA’s Concealed Carry & Home Defense book ($50 value).

     

    What You Will Learn:

    ·       The laws of self-defense

    ·       Castle Doctrine & Duty to Retreat

    ·       How and why, you should carry

    ·       Firearms and gear review

    ·       Development of a personal & home protection plan 

    ·       The basics of firearms self-defense 

    ·       Legal Use of Force

    ·       And more... 

    You are not required to own or possess a firearm to enroll in this course.  Note: Before You Carry & Defend is a non-live fire 4-hour class. 

    • 10/19/2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Marshfield Rod and Gun Club
    • 14
    Register

    Course Description:


    This 4-hour concealed handgun seminar is designed for individuals who are currently carrying a concealed firearm or those who are considering firearms for self-defense. This course will be taught by Attorney Lisa Steele Esq. and Jon Green. Lisa Steele is an AWARE Board Member and an appellate attorney who practices in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.  She has special interest in, and expertise in, lethal force issues. She has written briefs for lawyers (“Defending the Self-Defense Case”) and articles for the public (“Owning and Carrying Non-Firearm Weapons”).  Lisa organized an AWARE class on Courtroom Survival.  She is co-chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Forensic Evidence Committee.  Jon Green is GOAL’s Director of Education and Training and Owner of Range Success. He has over 20 years as a full time curriculum author, firearms and MA gun law instructor, having trained thousands of individual from basic to advanced courses of study. Guests will have the opportunity to try on many of the newest and most popular holsters and carry systems from various manufacturers. Certificates will be awarded for full attendance. This is a non-live-fire course. 

    Topics include:

    • Lawful use of deadly force and its aftermath
    • Concealment methods & carry option for different environments
    • Mace, pepper spray, Kubotan, and other less than lethal force tools
    • Product overview: guns, holsters, ammunition, and other essentials
    • Training resources and references
    • Question and answer period
    • 11/08/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ
    • 10
    Register

    John McAdam, Ph.D.

    KNOW THE LAW

    THE AFTERMATH OF USE OF FORCE

    INCLUDING DEADLY FORCE

    Tuesday, November 8, 2022

    5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

     

    In the unfortunate event that you had to use your gun for self-defense you will be thrusted into a second fight, the legal fight.   Many experts contend that the legal fight can be equally as significant as the physical fight.  Even the most responsible gun owners have little insight of the legal jeopardy brought on after a use of force event.  Knowing what to expect and how to best represent yourself with the 9-1-1 Call, the responding police and the detectives are critical factors in establishing and maintaining your innocence.  Even innocent citizens need to know how to communicate with police, the importance of their rights, and why having an attorney schooled in the law of self-defense is important.  The AFTERMATH OF USE OF FORCE session will provide you with the insights as to how best protect yourself legally while also being cooperative with police.

    • 11/12/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northbourough, MA 01532
    • 8
    Register

    Instructor Jim Colonies

    This course is perfect for Range Safety Officers / Instructors and is open to all. Participants practice first aid and CPR skills on manikins and watch the AHA course videos. A skills evaluation is conducted during the session. Successful completion results in a two-year Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED certification eCard from the American Heart Association. Students are required to purchase and bring to class the AHA workbook https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-fa-cpr-aed-student-workbook and CPR Mask https://www.redcross.org/store/adult-child-and-infant-cpr-mask/5000SGI.html?cgid=cpr-masks-and-face-shields#start=7&cgid=cpr-masks-and-face-shieldsfrom the AHA at a nominal fee.

    • 11/15/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ: 361 W. Main St Northbourough MA
    • 12
    Register

    Course Description:


    This 4-hour concealed handgun seminar is designed for individuals who are currently carrying a concealed firearm or those who are considering firearms for self-defense. This course will be taught by Attorney Lisa Steele Esq. and Jon Green. Lisa Steele is an AWARE Board Member and an appellate attorney who practices in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.  She has special interest in, and expertise in, lethal force issues. She has written briefs for lawyers (“Defending the Self-Defense Case”) and articles for the public (“Owning and Carrying Non-Firearm Weapons”).  Lisa organized an AWARE class on Courtroom Survival.  She is co-chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Forensic Evidence Committee.  Jon Green is GOAL’s Director of Education and Training and Owner of Range Success. He has over 20 years as a full time curriculum author, firearms and MA gun law instructor, having trained thousands of individual from basic to advanced courses of study. Guests will have the opportunity to try on many of the newest and most popular holsters and carry systems from various manufacturers. Certificates will be awarded for full attendance. This is a non-live-fire course. 

    Topics include:

    • Lawful use of deadly force and its aftermath
    • Concealment methods & carry option for different environments
    • Mace, pepper spray, Kubotan, and other less than lethal force tools
    • Product overview: guns, holsters, ammunition, and other essentials
    • Training resources and references
    • Question and answer period
    • 11/23/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 12
    Register

    Before You Carry & Defend presented by Bill Dalpe (Patriot Firearms School & Defense)

    Completing a licensing course is the first step in your firearms training. Have you purchased or in the process of considering purchasing your first firearm and want to learn the fundamentals of being a responsible armed defender? Are you curious to know the correct way to safely stage and store a firearm in your home or how to carry in accordance with federal and local laws? Have you considered if carrying a firearm fits into your personal protection plan and if so, which type would suit your needs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Before You Carry & Defend course is the next step and will be the most critical course you will take through your firearms training journey.

    Your home is your castle, and it should be the safest place for you and your family. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals in making your home and the people in it safe by reviewing the latest strategies and methodologies on developing a detailed and realistic home defense plan both with and without the need for a firearm. You will learn the many aspects to becoming a responsible armed defender: physically, mentally, morally, financially, and legally.

    A firearm is the tool of absolute last resort, and no one should want to use one unless necessary to protect your family from grave bodily harm. What if you were forced to use your firearm? What are the laws of self-defense? What is the legal use of force? Our Before You Defend & Carry course answers these and many other questions surrounding a violent encounter and the aftermath to expect after the police arrive. We will cover and dispel the mistruths centered around the Castle Doctrine and duty to retreat.

    By the end of this course, you will have a clear picture of how to develop and effective home defense and personal protection plan to defend your family. You will also be able to determine if a firearm fits into your plan and if yes which type will suit your personal needs.

    Students will also leave with a copy of the USCCA’s Concealed Carry & Home Defense book ($50 value).

     

    What You Will Learn:

    ·       The laws of self-defense

    ·       Castle Doctrine & Duty to Retreat

    ·       How and why, you should carry

    ·       Firearms and gear review

    ·       Development of a personal & home protection plan 

    ·       The basics of firearms self-defense 

    ·       Legal Use of Force

    ·       And more... 

    You are not required to own or possess a firearm to enroll in this course.  Note: Before You Carry & Defend is a non-live fire 4-hour class. 

    • 12/01/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northborough, MA
    • 12
    Register

    Before You Carry & Defend presented by Bill Dalpe (Patriot Firearms School & Defense)

    Completing a licensing course is the first step in your firearms training. Have you purchased or in the process of considering purchasing your first firearm and want to learn the fundamentals of being a responsible armed defender? Are you curious to know the correct way to safely stage and store a firearm in your home or how to carry in accordance with federal and local laws? Have you considered if carrying a firearm fits into your personal protection plan and if so, which type would suit your needs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Before You Carry & Defend course is the next step and will be the most critical course you will take through your firearms training journey.

    Your home is your castle, and it should be the safest place for you and your family. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals in making your home and the people in it safe by reviewing the latest strategies and methodologies on developing a detailed and realistic home defense plan both with and without the need for a firearm. You will learn the many aspects to becoming a responsible armed defender: physically, mentally, morally, financially, and legally.

    A firearm is the tool of absolute last resort, and no one should want to use one unless necessary to protect your family from grave bodily harm. What if you were forced to use your firearm? What are the laws of self-defense? What is the legal use of force? Our Before You Defend & Carry course answers these and many other questions surrounding a violent encounter and the aftermath to expect after the police arrive. We will cover and dispel the mistruths centered around the Castle Doctrine and duty to retreat.

    By the end of this course, you will have a clear picture of how to develop and effective home defense and personal protection plan to defend your family. You will also be able to determine if a firearm fits into your plan and if yes which type will suit your personal needs.

    Students will also leave with a copy of the USCCA’s Concealed Carry & Home Defense book ($50 value).

     

    What You Will Learn:

    ·       The laws of self-defense

    ·       Castle Doctrine & Duty to Retreat

    ·       How and why, you should carry

    ·       Firearms and gear review

    ·       Development of a personal & home protection plan 

    ·       The basics of firearms self-defense 

    ·       Legal Use of Force

    ·       And more... 

    You are not required to own or possess a firearm to enroll in this course.  Note: Before You Carry & Defend is a non-live fire 4-hour class. 

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