Upcoming events

NOTE: invoices (paid online or by check) are to be paid no later than 7 days before class, or they will forfeit their spot

Upcoming events

    • 07/27/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ
    • 11
    Register

    KNOW THE LAW

    John McAdam, Ph.D.

    KNOW THE LAW

    CASE STUDIES OF USE OF FORCE

    Wednesday, July 27, 2022

    5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

     

    The law of self-defense includes statutory law, case law and jury instructions.  Case studies are an effective strategy for LTC citizens to learn the law through real-world examples.  The case studies presented during this KNOW THE LAW session will provide LTC citizens with the opportunity to both apply their knowledge of the law of self-defense or to learn about the law of self-defense via the real-world use of force. Case studies represent a practical and effective way to better understand any subject and thus the law of self-defense.  As true in many fields of study, we learn through the experiences and often through the mistakes of others.  Learning through case studies provide us with the opportunity to apply, analyze and evaluate situations – all of which are considered to be the highest forms of learning.  Focus of this session is on Massachusetts law.

    • 08/13/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GOAL HQ 361 West Main St Northbourough, MA 01532
    • 5
    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.

    • 09/20/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ: 361 W. Main St Northbourough MA
    • 10
    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
    • 11
    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
    • 12
    Register

    John McAdam, Ph.D.

    KNOW THE LAW

    THE CASTLE DOCTRINE:

    MASSACHUSETTS FOCUS

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    5:30 PM – 9:30 PM


    The concept of a man’s home as his castle is an ancient concept that harkens back to the days of Rome and 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.  

    • 11/08/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • GOAL HQ
    • 12
    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

Student Rebooking and Cancellation

Student Rebooking:

If you need to rebook a class MORE than fifteen (15) days before your scheduled class date, you may rebook (transfer to another class) one time without any fee. If you need to rebook a second time, the fee is $25.00 for a four (4) hour class or $50.00 for an eight (8) hour class. After a second rebooking no further transfers or refunds are permitted.

If you need to rebook a class LESS than fifteen (15) days before your scheduled class date, the fee is $40.00 for a four (4) hour class or $75.00 for an eight (8) hour class. Only one rebooking will be allowed with less than two weeks before your scheduled class date. All rebooking requests must be received no later than the day prior to the scheduled class.

If the rebooking is to a more expensive class, you are responsible for the price difference. If the rebooking is to a less expensive class, you will receive a refund of the price difference.

No rebooking for Guest Instructor courses.

Student Cancelling:

If you need to cancel a class more than fifteen (15) days before your scheduled class date, you may cancel and request a refund of the purchase price, less 25% of the class price paid. Classes cannot be cancelled less than fifteen (15) days before your scheduled class date. Exceptions to these policies may be made on a case-by-case basis, at the sole discretion of the Director of Education & Training and must be put in writing. GOAL reserves the right to change or amend these policies at any time.

No refunds on Guest Instructor courses, no exceptions.

GOAL Cancelled Classes:

In rare circumstances, GOAL may need to cancel a class. If this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible and given the option of either a full refund or a move to another course of the same value.

Exceptions to these policies may be made on a case-by-case basis, at the sole discretion of the Director of Education & Training. GOAL reserves the right to change or amend these policies at any time.

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