On Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting: After the Santa Fe school shooting, I retired my gun cabinet and bought a gun safe. The money spent was well worth the peace of mind. Gun cabinets can be broken into and gun locks cut off. Gun safes come in many different sizes and prices, and you can also store documents, cash, passports, etc. in them.

On Tuesday story, “A dogged defender”: This is in regards to the article about the dog that helped the Lake Geneva girl manage her Type 1 diabetes. It’s such a wonderful service that the dog is doing for this girl. It’s too bad she can’t do the same service for the dog and not feed it Cheetos. Perhaps she could give it healthy dog treats instead.

On May 20 Sound Off comment on child tax credit: The caller in Sunday’s Sound Off clearly missed the point of the $100 child tax giveaway. It’s an attempt by Gov. Scott Walker to buy votes.

  • So, you think that all parents in Wisconsin have tattoos and smoke marijuana? Guess what? No, they don’t. That was one of the most ridiculous statements I’ve seen in this paper in quite a while. You obviously do not have a clue. I don’t know who you are, but your ignorance is showing.

On gas price increases: Why is it every time we get a Republican in office we get big gasoline price increases? I remember when Bush and Cheney, the oil barons, were in office, and gasoline was over $4 a gallon. But with Obama, I still remember that joy the day I looked up at that sign and it said 99.9 cents a gallon. Now with Trump, we’re back again. Gasoline prices are edging over $3 a gallon. I think the wrong people are taking advantage of us again.

On May 20 Sound Off comment about U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem: The Palestinians were forced off their land, and their land was given to the Jewish people to establish the country of Israel. How would you feel if somebody did that to you? I am an American of Norwegian descent. I lived in North Africa for two years. Every Arab I met was peaceful and family oriented. They hate ISIS and the rest of the rebels as much as we do.

On speeding: There was a letter (Wednesday) about speeding on the Interstate, and I don’t understand how they can control speeding on the Interstate when they can’t even control the speeding in front of the Rock County Sheriff’s Department on Highway 14.

On May 16 Sound Off criticism of mother: I’m calling about an article (“Double the Love”) about that woman that had nine children by the time she was 33. I really respect that woman for having had them, kept them and never had an abortion. She really had to work hard. I know. I had 12 by the time I was 39, no twins, but I loved every one of them, and I’m very proud of them. They’re all quite successful, independent and very generous, where I’m concerned. Kids can be wonderful if they’re brought up with a lot of love and discipline.

On May 17 column about Enbridge pipeline: Mr. Aaron Aegerter is spot-on about Enbridge oil pipeline. People, pay attention. If you are in The Gazette readership vicinity, this pipeline could be a direct concern for you. It would be wise that people read up about these oil companies, especially their aggressive land takeover methods and their lagging response to leaks and spills. There’s an informative website called 80feetisenough.org.

On hailstorm contractors: Don’t fall for it. Don’t fall for all these leeches promising to repair your roof or siding at a great discount. These people will drain you dry and then run back to their own state. They are out in droves just waiting to get your down payment and run. Please don’t be a victim.

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