This column will be my 1,412th piece published on this website since May 2, 2013. It will also be the last. Don’t worry – I’m feeling fine and will be around, but it’s time I move onto other things.

Last month I agreed to help a group called Conservation Centers for Animal Survival organize a national fundraising campaign and I simply do not have the time to engage in that important activity and continue to operate this blog.

I hope my efforts here have created some food for thought and I will certainly continue to stay involved in the gun debate.

I want to thank my many Contributing Editors for the articles they wrote, as well as the many readers who took the time to send comments about site content which either excited them or pissed them off. I enjoyed what everyone had to say.

Best wishes and thanks again for your interest in my little endeavor.