Sound Off

Sound Off for June 19

This is cruel

On Friday, an SUV at Wal-Mart in Gulfport had two dogs locked inside. The windows were down about 4 inches but the dogs were panting, barking and in dire need of help. The heat index was 105 degrees. This is animal cruelty, and it's time the Gulfport council to passes stiff laws that deal with pet owners and not just give them a slap on the hand.

Prevent future drownings

Let's try to get two Coast Guard-approved life rings on every pier on the Coast. Could save the next victim.

Nature and gators will win

How does the writer of "Barriers Needed?" think Disney could possibly remove all the alligators in the almost-200-acre Seven Seas Lagoon? Nature always finds a way and gators will always be in Florida waterways.

His guns were legal

To the one who thinks the Orlando nightclub should have had persons authorized to carry guns. It did. His name was Omar Marteen. He killed 49 and wounded more, with his semi-automatic weapons.

Faulty premise?

A considerable portion of US domestic and foreign policy is based on the assumption that Islam in the U.S. will be different. That Muslims here believe differently from those elsewhere, and do not accept the doctrines of violence against and subjugation of unbelievers that have characterized Islam throughout its history. But on what is that assumption based?

Think facts, not bombast

An article says Trump is ramping up attacks on Obama, hinting Obama was sympathizing with or even supporting terrorists. This without a smidgeon of proof. If we believe all this garbage, we deserve what we get.

Right flag for the job

Mississippi should keep its state flag. Why? Most residents have made it clear they do not really want to be part of the United States of America. They would rather belong to the Confederate States of America. So the state flag should express that sentiment. It's truth in advertising.

Casinos are big business

Congrats to the Gaming Commission for landing a $263 million Foxwoods Casino! Unlike previous commissions, this group understands free enterprise and puts politics aside. To those who call for more industry for the Coast: Casinos are a BIG industry and we would be lost without them.

Codes keep people safe

To those who think the Shed is being picked on, building department codes are enforced to protect people. Without them, people would fall prey to cheap operators who would do business with no care for their customers' safety. To those who think that's 'nanny state' overreach, what if your loved ones were trapped in a fire in an uncoded building built on the cheap?