Security in Public
The Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn., last month shook the nation's sense of safety to its core when an elementary school, where parents sent their children everyday, was transformed forever by a terrible act of violence. In a WRAL News poll, 41 percent of respondents said better security would be the most effective way to reduce school shootings. At least one North Carolina school district is already taking action to put armed officers in their elementary schools.
Robert Stewart. Alvaro Castillo. Mohammed Taheri-azar. Read more about the people involved in some of North Carolina's worst mass shootings.
WRAL News anchor Gerald Owens takes a look at mass shootings in North Carolina over the years.
Click below each question to see how responses vary by group.
Gail Neely served as the assistant director of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence for six years and became the executive director in April 2012.>
Donnie Harrison was sworn in as Wake County sheriff in 2002 and has served 45 years in law enforcement.>
Mike Tilley founded Personal Defense & Handgun Safety Center Inc. in Raleigh in 1996 and serves as the owner and operator.>