1. We lost one of our Law Enfoecent Officers early this morning in Wauwatosa, WI. She was shot to death while on duty. God rest her soul.

  2. Thank you Mas. A very merry Christmas to you, Gail, and both of your families. You’ve given me a bigger gift than I can ever thank properly for Mas: You’ve shared with me your vast knowledge of the art of self defense. You’ve given me a better chance of possibly saving the lives of those close to me if the situation demands. From the bottom of my heart: Thank you. I’ll see you in Live Oak in February (and next December).

  3. Merry Christmas to you and yours Mas. Thanks for all you do. We will really, really need you in 2013.

  4. Merry Christmas Mas and Gail and the Backwoods Home folks, may God bless all of you.

    Under my tree this year there will be four guns and 6 high capacity magazines between what my wife bought me and what I purchased for my two sons. Keeping up the annual tradition in my house of getting a new gun on Christmas time.

  5. Merry Christmas, Massad, Gail, and Team John’s Lawn Equipment.

    May the Season find you safe in the warm embrace of your family and friends.

    Thank you for all you do.

  6. merry xmas to u , ur family and friends! our firefighting community lost 2 brothers on xmas eve, and two more are wounded from someone setting fire to his residence… then attacked the responders when arrived on scene. one of whom was also an off duty police officer as well. has this world come to us wearing ‘vests’ responding to help others? something i never would have thought of 20 years ago when i joined. all stay safe!

  7. Merry Chaistmas to you and your family, Mas (and all the other readers). Off-line for awhile. Hope you’re 2013 is even better than 2012.

  8. Great information! What I would like to know is how many crimes have been committed by “Legal” firearms? I don’t think that this kind of data is ever recorded by police. I’m new to handguns and your articles ring true with much thought behind everything you write. Keep up the articles.