These are stories of young people and families across America, many of whom share little in common, except that their lives have been changed, for better or worse, by guns. Explore their full stories here.

Broken Pixel traveled to several states in the U.S. for this cross-media investigative feature produced for Digital First Media (Denver Post, San Jose Mercury, & many others) that looks at the role guns play in American lives.

Each person profiled in this project has a corresponding video that accompanies the teaser video above. The video below profiles high school valedictorian, rodeo queen, and NRA spokesperson, Brooke Lane of Colorado, as she explains how guns have played a significant role in her upbringing.