|04/04/13 :||GOAL Rally: Message Sent!: GOAL website|
Gun Owners Action League Rally: Tremendous Turnout!
Well over 1,500 residents of the Commonwealth turned out on a clear but cold day in downtown Boston exercising their First Amendment Right of Free Speech in defense of their Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Several media outlets and helicopters looked on as patriots peaceably formed on the Boston Common and continued with a march to the State House. Folks from Pittsfield to Provincetown made the trek along with homemade signs and banners and a spirit that even the most zealous of anti freedom politicians could not break.
Among the many speakers were GOAL’s own Jim Wallace, Jay Beard, Robert Pepi, and Steve Moysey as well as special guests Yang LI, the Second Amendment Foundation’s Alan Gottlieb and Illinois State Rifle Association’s Rich Pearson. Moysey proudly claimed “I went from British subject to American Citizen!” as Li likened many of the proposals to the actions taken by the Chinese government prior to the Tiananmen Square protests. The call for action echoed to 2nd Amendment supporters throughout New England yesterday as Connecticut enacted severe consequences for citizens simply exercising their rights, with felony charges possible for those who do not register lawfully owned standard capacity magazines.
While the event was a tremendous success, it also underscores the incredible amount of work gun owners in Massachusetts have in the weeks, months, and years ahead. Representative David Linsky (D-Natick) and Governor Deval Patrick have made clear their resolve to criminalize an entire class of law abiding citizens just like Connecticut and will not stop until the 2nd Amendment is rendered dead in the Commonwealth. Bills limiting magazine capacity to an arbitrary 7 rounds will effectively ban an entire class of handguns and a forced insurance mandate proposal will rob both low income families of their right to self defense and anyone whom an insurance company denies coverage. With a tremendous amount of support in both halls of the legislature and certainly in the Governor’s office it is imperative to KEEP THE PRESSURE on your State Senator and Representative. Keep up the momentum!
GOAL would like to thank everyone in attendance at Yesterday’s rally for their presence and support; we cannot defeat the anti-freedom legislation and politicians without your dedication and participation! Please encourage your friends and family to join GOAL. We are a 100% member funded organization and your voice for 2nd Amendment freedom in Massachusetts.
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For more information about the rally visit GOAL Boston Rally website.
|12/22/12 :||2013 License and Permit Information:|
|12/05/12 :||Congratulations to this years Club Election Winners:|
Congratulations to the 2013 ECSA Club Officials and Board of Directors election winners. President August Hoaglund, Vice President Robert Kelley, Secretary Mark Gallagher and the Board of Directors Robert Dash, Don Fish, Marcus Chase, Kirk Salvatore
|09/27/12 :||National Hunting and Fishing Day 2012:|
This event is held yearly to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day The general public is cordially invited to participate. Events include archery safety and instructions on shooting. Trap shooting with instructions on safety and shooting. Pellet gun shooting for youngsters with instruction (for those who were too young to participate in other events). All necessary items needed for events were provided by the ECSA with no cost to the participants. There is also (non skilled) ham shoots, free hotdogs and burgers and a pig roast for a nominal fee.
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|09/22/12 :||Jedstock II:|
Jedstock is a fund raiser held each year in the memory of Jed Jackman to raise money to send a youth to the Mass. Junior Conservation Camp. The ECSA takes a collection at all general meetings and makes donations to support this effort. Last year enough money was raised to send 3 youth from this area to camp. Jed was a life member of ECSA and attended this camp funded by the ECSA some years ago. Jed died tragically in a car accident, but his memory lives on
Donations to the Jed Jackman Memorial Fund can be made c/o Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank on the Green, High Road, Newbury. For more information, visit www.jedsmf.org.
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|02/07/10 :||Essex County Ice Fishing Tournament 2010 (at the Artichoke):|
The day started early, club members arrived at the artichoke parking lot at 6:30 am. Tables, grills, scale, measuring board & ECSA sign set up & in place. Coffee & Hot chocolate started.
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|09/26/09 :||National Hunting and Fishing Day 2009:|
|04/22/09 :||Mass Gun Law Reform: Ron Bokleman Boston Gun Rights Examiner|
Several clubs and organizations around the state will be holding informational meetings concerning GOAL’s reform bill H.2259 “An Act Relative to Civil Rights and Public Safety”. These presentations include a concise history of where the state went wrong and where we need to go to fix over three decades of failure.
|04/05/01 :||Parker River Fisheries Restoration Project: NOAA/ECSA|
The Essex County Sportsmen’s Association and National Oceanic and Atmospheric administration (NOAA) announce the availability of funds to reconstruct the Central Street fish ladder on the Parker River in Newbury.
|04/12/97 :||Parker River Fishway Stewardship: By Rusty Iwanowicz, DMF Biologist, Gloucester|
... Concerned sportsmen of the Essex County Sportsmans Association (ECSA) of Newburyport approached the Division to offer their help in cleaning, maintaining and assisting with fishway repairs. A formal Fishway Stewardship Program agreement between DMF, DFWELE Riverways Program, and ECSA was completed in 1994 and gave the North Shore its first official fishway "Stewards". The volunteer work provided in the past few years by this group of sportsmen is responsible for saving an alewife run on the verge of collapse due to deteriorated fishways. ...