On Friday editorial, “Arm teachers to save lives, stop shooters”: Arming teachers to deal with lunatics intent on killing people in our schools is an insane idea. I’m very disappointed The Gazette endorses this idea with their editorial on Friday.

  • The Gazette editorial gives cautious support for arming teachers. I agree. Given proper training, background checks and funding, the arming of certain school personnel could be effective. Other measures mentioned include better security at entryways. This is critical at the middle and high school level, especially before school, lunch and after school times. Airport-like metal detectors and check-in lines would be good. Is society ready for this?

On Feb. 25 Sound Off comment on polling place: The commenter said that some ‘black people are afraid because they’re not living what the law says.’ I find that racist, and I don’t understand why you don’t edit these comments. That should not have been published.

On no school for MLK Day: Recently, the Janesville School Board decided to give students the day off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Wouldn’t Lincoln’s birthday or Veterans Day be more appropriate and inclusive for all Americans of all races?

On politicians and roads: The taxpayers of Wisconsin should be getting their roads fixed first. Now we have had two governors, a Democrat and a Republican, in a row that have abused and directed road transportation budget for other uses. Who do you trust and who can you count on to support the taxpayers as No. 1? Taxpayers do not like driving on the washboard roads causing damage to our transportation vehicles.

On friendship: My son has ADHD. He’s smart, funny and polite and wants nothing more than to have friends, but he’s different, so he’s not accepted. I think in a world with so many problems, when someone offers friendship, it would be accepted, and if you think it’s not your child that’s being unaccepted, look again. I wish everybody could just learn to be nice.

On corporate gun control: A big thank you to Dick’s Sporting Goods stores for banning the sale of assault weapons. They’ve taken one bold step, and hopefully lawmakers will follow their lead.

On the NRA: If the NRA wants a country with no gun laws, they could always move to Mexico. If you’re old enough to look over a counter, they’ll give anybody a gun.

On Saturday story, “A sinking feeling” (Page 1A): I think it would be a great idea to start a GoFundMe page and use all social media and have all the past and present Milton students or anybody who has ever used the pool donate small amounts, $1, $2 or $5. You’d be amazed how fast that money can grow and support the maintenance of the pool.

  • Taxpayers have been asking for years for a position to be cut, and no new one made. If this were followed through on, our schools could have had an additional $150,000 a year they could have put toward safety and maintenance issues.

On proposed Hawk Zone purchase: Before the Milton School District taxpayers buy an additional building to maintain, I’m wondering if it’s been inspected for lead, asbestos and other hazardous materials in the floor, ceiling tiles and/or insulation. It would be good to know if there would be future costs coming.

On President Trump’s tariff proposals: It sure didn’t take the Chamber of Commerce and Business Roundtable long to get a hold of their stooges in Washington and tell them to oppose these tariffs. The only thing the Business Roundtable and Chamber of Commerce are interested in is shipping our jobs to cheap-labor countries so they can make more money for themselves. Paul Ryan is one of the main stooges for these organizations.

On the Oscars: All the beautiful people in Hollywood took time out (from) congratulating themselves to lecture all us little plebs on how we should hand over our guns. And while they’re doing this, they are guarded by men armed to the teeth with—you guessed it—weapons, guns. Why don’t they lead by example and tell their guards to put away their weapons, leave their weapons at home? They’re always hypocrites on everything.

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