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Poll: 7 in 10 Americans Say Shooting Violence Is Now Normal Part of Life

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    Poll: 7 in 10 Americans Say Shooting Violence Is Now Normal Part of Life
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    A whopping 71 percent of Americans believe that the shootings and random acts of violence that have taken place this year are now a permanent part of American life, according to results from a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

    That's compared with just 21 percent of Americans who think the violence this year -- from Charleston, S.C., and Oregon, to the terrorist shootings in San Bernardino, Calif. -- has been unusual and won't happen as often in the future, NBC News reported.

    The NBC/WSJ poll also finds 29 percent of Americans saying they're either "very" or "fairly" worried that they or a loved one will be the victim of a terrorist attack -- up from the 28 percent who said this in Sept. 2001 after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    Seventy percent, however, say they're not worried or are only slightly worried about this happening.