Poll: Many fear shootings, violence are becoming normal

Terror fears higher than after 9/11

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The majority of Americans believe that the shootings and random acts of violence that have taken place in recent years are now a permanent part of life, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

Nearly 30-percent of people say they’re worried that they or a loved one will be the victim of gun violence.

It’s no different right here in western Massachusetts. Jennifer Fellows of Chicopee told 22News, “I know, myself, I have small children, and due to that fear, I’m getting my license to carry. And I’m not a gun person as a general rule, but I don’t want anybody messing with my kids.”

The poll also says the number of Americans who are worried about being the victim of a terrorist attack is even higher than it was immediately following the September 11th attacks.

Click here to read more about the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

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