Dear Guns & Patriots reader,
Merry, merry Christmas! I hope you and yours will enjoy the blessings of the season.

The Guns & Patriots newsletter at Human Events began in 2009 as the brainchild of Michael Piccione, a Marine veteran and former federal counter-terrorism officer. Piccione had a patient for the Second Amendment and the country’s national security and those two themes have been the newsletter’s editorial foundation.When Piccione left Human Events, I was hired in May 2011 to keep the program going.Back then, I was coming off of 15 months in Iraq as a combat historian and 12 months at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as a photojournalist for XVIII Airborne Corps. I could not have found a better way to transition back into civilian life.

Guns & Patriots is a robust community that welcomed me and took me in.

Now, I am the guy shutting off the lights.

Human Events, along with other pieces of Eagle Publishing, were purchased by Townhall one year ago and as part of that merger Townhall is consolidating its Second Amendment and firearms content at its own site:

Bob Owens, who runs BearingArms, is a both a gun nut and a patriot, so I am leaving you in good hands.

With the closing of G&P, I am moving along, too. My tenure at Human Events has been a fantasy comeĀ  true and I am eternally grateful for the opportunity.

In the future, I will continue to be a columnist at and contribute to Armed American Radio as its Washington Editor.

Next week is our last episode, bu please take the time for this week’s roster of great articles.

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Neil W. McCabe
Editor, Guns & Patriots