GOAL Education & Training

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We provide a wide array of courses and offer everything from a class for new shooters to certification training for those wishing to become firearms instructors.

Our GOAL is Education. We believe that safe firearms handling lessons serve as a core element of preserving the public safety. Our staff provides quality training for individuals interested in the proper use, handing and safe storage of firearms. We provide courses to new shooters, as well as certification training for those wishing to become firearms instructors. We also provide referrals to instructors around the state.

Youth Education. GOAL firmly believes that the future of our nation depends on our youth. If we don’t want our children to think of guns as toys, or worse yet, as a way to solve arguments, we must education them. Therefore, we promote the National Rifle Association’s award-winning Eddie Eagle GunSafe program, which teaches children and important safety message. Our members and activists have been successful at getting the program into elementary schools across the state to teach the life saving message to young children. If they find a gun, “STOP! Don’t Touch! Leave the area. Tell an adult.”

Gun Owner Education. Due to the overwhelming number of local, state and federal firearms laws, GOAL is a highly respected source of information for the state’s licensed gun owners. Our popular Massachusetts Firearms Law book is currently in its eighteenth printing. We have researched and created fact sheets on subjects ranging from the licensing structure of Massachusetts gun laws to the transportation and storage requirements for gun owners in the Commonwealth. We have debuted several courses for current gun owners and sportsmen and women on intermediate topics or introductions to new shooting sports and disciplines. For the full range of these seminars, check out the training and education schedule.


 *ALL COURSES ARE AT GOAL HQ UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED*

Please note: ** The system automatically cancels any invoices not paid within 15 minutes. Therefore, we cannot guarantee your spot if you have to begin the sign up process again.**

Upcoming events

    • 05/24/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ 287 Turnpike Rd., Suite 115, Westborough MA 01581
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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. Students receive a course certificate, GOAL Gun Law booklet and numerous handouts. Tuition is $40 for GOAL members and $80 for non-members.

    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.

    • 05/28/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 287 Turnpike Rd., Suite 115, Westborough MA 01581
    • 5
    Register

    Instructor: Kerrie Ann Auclair

    One of the most important steps toward ensuring your own safety is having a personal safety strategy in place before you need it. NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim® program teaches the tips and techniques you need to be alerted to dangerous situations and to avoid criminal confrontations. Seminars are held across the nation and are open to individuals of all ages. Today, thousands of federal, state, and local law enforcement officials and civilians from across the nation utilize this popular program in their crime prevention and community policing initiatives to help protect their communities. Corporations, educational institutions, and community centers have also adopted the program. All told, more than 170,000 people have benefited from these seminars. SEMINAR TOPICS: 1) Psychology of Criminal Predators 2) Mental Preparedness 3) Physical Security 4) Home Security 5) Automobile Security 6) Out-of-Town Security 7) Technological Security 8) Personal Protection Devices

    • 06/26/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 287 Turnpike Rd., Suite 115, Westborough MA 01581
    • 5
    Register

    This Calm in Chaos course is designed to teach students how to treat and stabilize several different life-threatening injuries. The focus is primarily on injuries involving massive hemorrhages and burns.  A massive hemorrhage can happen anywhere at any time.  This class is not designed to just treat gun-shot wounds, but rather any sore of life-threatening bleed anyone can come across.  With the use of training dummies, real life videos, and scenarios, students get the knowledge and practice needed to save a life.  Students go through the steps of stabilizing the bleed and the are taught how to position the patient for survivability.  Additionally, students learn proper care of other injuries like eviscerations, burns, and injuries to the eyes. Students will have the option to purchase high quality equipment from Calm in Chaos to ensure they are not purchasing counterfeit or faulty supplies. Students leave the class with the confidence, skills and knowledge to save a life.  The world is a very dangerous place, and it is not getting any safer. “When seconds count, help is minutes away.”

    Instructor – Matt Christensen is an EMT, EMS Coordinator and Firefighter in Marblehead, MA. He is the Founder of Calm in Chaos and is a dedicated instructor and lecturer on emergency medicine

    • 08/27/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 287 Turnpike Rd., Suite 115, Westborough MA 01581
    • 8
    Register

    This Calm in Chaos course is designed to teach students how to treat and stabilize several different life-threatening injuries. The focus is primarily on injuries involving massive hemorrhages and burns.  A massive hemorrhage can happen anywhere at any time.  This class is not designed to just treat gun-shot wounds, but rather any sore of life-threatening bleed anyone can come across.  With the use of training dummies, real life videos, and scenarios, students get the knowledge and practice needed to save a life.  Students go through the steps of stabilizing the bleed and the are taught how to position the patient for survivability.  Additionally, students learn proper care of other injuries like eviscerations, burns, and injuries to the eyes. Students will have the option to purchase high quality equipment from Calm in Chaos to ensure they are not purchasing counterfeit or faulty supplies. Students leave the class with the confidence, skills and knowledge to save a life.  The world is a very dangerous place, and it is not getting any safer. “When seconds count, help is minutes away.”

    Instructor – Matt Christensen is an EMT, EMS Coordinator and Firefighter in Marblehead, MA. He is the Founder of Calm in Chaos and is a dedicated instructor and lecturer on emergency medicine

    • 10/03/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 287 Turnpike Rd., Suite 115, Westborough MA 01581
    • 12
    Register

    This Calm in Chaos course is designed to teach students how to treat and stabilize several different life-threatening injuries. The focus is primarily on injuries involving massive hemorrhages and burns.  A massive hemorrhage can happen anywhere at any time.  This class is not designed to just treat gun-shot wounds, but rather any sore of life-threatening bleed anyone can come across.  With the use of training dummies, real life videos, and scenarios, students get the knowledge and practice needed to save a life.  Students go through the steps of stabilizing the bleed and the are taught how to position the patient for survivability.  Additionally, students learn proper care of other injuries like eviscerations, burns, and injuries to the eyes. Students will have the option to purchase high quality equipment from Calm in Chaos to ensure they are not purchasing counterfeit or faulty supplies. Students leave the class with the confidence, skills and knowledge to save a life.  The world is a very dangerous place, and it is not getting any safer. “When seconds count, help is minutes away.”

    Instructor – Matt Christensen is an EMT, EMS Coordinator and Firefighter in Marblehead, MA. He is the Founder of Calm in Chaos and is a dedicated instructor and lecturer on emergency medicine


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