I vividly remember the day GOAL Executive Director Jim Wallace came into my office and told me that we were going to help then State Senator Brown get enough signatures on his petition to be included on the ballot for U.S. Senate, the "Kennedy Seat".
At the time I was still a new employee at GOAL and didn't know much about him. That changed rapidly over the next few months as we got out to the clubs, spread the word to our membership, and dared to dream that we might actually have a pro 2A Senator from Massachusetts. Even at our office Christmas party State Senator Brown was still a relative unknown, he came and spoke, shook hands, and told us that he would stand with us, for the Second Amendment. It was great to hear.
Well, the rest is history, the great debate in which he claimed "it's the peoples seat, not the Kennedy seat." and on to the election day, where finally we succeeded, the most unlikely of states, hired a Republican to represent them, a pro 2A one at that.
Fast forward 22 months and here we are, wondering why Senator Brown is against H.R. 822 a very pro 2A piece of legislation. Not only has he come out saying he would vote against it, but he's also giving soundbites that seem to be right out of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns playbook. Did you forget about us Senator Brown?
For this reason, GOAL is asking all of our members to remind Senator Brown that "the people" want H.R. 822 the "National Reciprocity Act" passed in the senate, and we would appreciate his vote on this legislation.
Please contact Scott Brown's Office in Washington D.C. and urge him to vote in favor of H.R. 822 the "National Reciprocity Act" He can be reached at (202) 224-4543.