Sound Off, Sept. 18

Published 9:52 pm Monday, September 17, 2012

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.

Today’s economy does not afford everyone the ability to purchase and restore historic homes. Perhaps the individual who wrote about trailer parks would like to help out financially and place some people who are in trailer parks in renovated historic homes. Therefore, they would not have to look at so many trailer parks. Or maybe they would like to move to another country where the economy is better and they wouldn’t have to look at the trailer parks, which consequently do not have all people of bad reputation and bad character, and people are not so judgmental there.

Are you better now than you were four years ago? If you’ve got more money in your pocket, more food on your table, you haven’t lost your home or a car and you’ve got a full tank of gas and your insurance hasn’t gone up, then you may be better off now than you were four years ago. But I doubt it.

No one should be allowed to shoot across private property, roadside or any other side. Property owners have paid their taxes and should have the right to protect their property. I have some bullet holes in my shed. I was lucky not to have been inside when hunters shot across my land from the roadside almost in line with a worker out there. I have seen trucks that hunters parked on the roadside beside the “no hunting” sign and still they appeared ready to aim and shoot. Responsible hunters should lease or purchase a game reserve or get permission from the property owner.

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