Civil Rights Rally at the Massachusetts State House: Voices of the Commonwealth

Rally tomorrow April 3rd 2013.

Massachusetts Capitol Building
Massachusetts Capitol Building
Gun Owners' Action League - The Official Firearms Association of Massachusetts
Gun Owners’ Action League – The Official Firearms Association of Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts – -( Tomorrow, Wednesday April 3rd 2013 at noon the citizens of the state of Massachusetts will assemble in support of their constitutionally protected right to own a firearm.

In recent months the legislature and Governor Deval Patrick have made clear their intentions to persecute the law abiding gun owner as an ill conceived plan to curb criminal activity in the inner city, and in lieu of the Sandy Hook Newtown CT shooting.

Some of the many onerous restrictions suggested have included an insurance mandate for gun owners, 7 round magazine ban, and criminalization of private transfers of firearms—including those among family members. The Commonwealth’s premier civil rights group for firearm owners, Gun Owners Action League has organized a demonstration with the help of hundreds of Massachusetts residents to make clear the views of the over 387,000 people that use firearms for sport, recreation, and personal protection.

While the crime rates in Massachusetts have risen since the passage of one of the most restrictive pieces of anti civil rights legislation in the country, other states that recognize “right to carry” have seen massive statistical drops in crime since 1998. In fact, Massachusetts is the only state that refuses to allow women to carry defensive pepper spray without costly licensing, failure to comply results in a felony.

The timing for this rally falls some 238 years after the very pillars of liberty upon which our country were founded were enunciated in Boston. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a rich and storied tradition in defending liberty from overzealous politicians. Citizens will assemble peaceably at the Parkman bandstand at noon on Wednesday and March to the capital.

Speakers include:

  • Alan Gottlieb, the founder of the nationally renowned Second Amendment Foundation.
  • Rich Pearson of the Illinois State Rifle Association.
  • Jim Wallace, Executive Director of Gun Owners Action League.

For more information on the GOAL civil rights rally contact Jim Wallace, Executive Director of Gun Owners Action League or visit Contact:

James Wallace – Executive Director Gun Owners’ Action League
561 W. Main St.
Northborough, MA. 01532
Cell: 978-618-1331
Office: 508-393-5333

Gun Owners’ Action League is the official state firearms association in Massachusetts. We are an association of law-abiding citizens who believe in the basic right of firearms ownership for competition, recreation and self-protection. GOAL works hard to defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights against those in Massachusetts who wish to infringe upon the freedoms guaranteed by our forefathers. The programs sponsored and developed by Gun Owners’ Action League are supported by competitors, sportsmen, recreational shooters and law enforcement throughout the state. We were formed in 1974 to protect the right to keep and bear arms for lawful purposes in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We are recognized as the state’s premier gun rights

  • 4 thoughts on “Civil Rights Rally at the Massachusetts State House: Voices of the Commonwealth

    1. Murph and Drik: Living here in Mass. does suck but we gun owners are not about to quit!! If everyone who left this state who was not willing to fight these clueless libs then they would surely win, quiting is not an option!! By the way atleast were not MARYLAND who has eliminated the letter “L” from the alphabet because it LOOKS LIKE A GUN, can you believe it!!! Look at my last name initial it’s an “L” DAH!! Does that change my last name by their standards,, go figure!! Joe L.

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