Since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, national conversation has centered on firearms and their role in American life. Here at The Story, we’ve sought to understand this complex issue through the perspectives of every-day people. In this occasional series, we're hearing stories about innocent people who have been saved or killed with a firearm – everywhere from a national park, to a poor urban neighborhood to a public school. And we’ve asked you, our listener, what these weapons mean to you, why you have one, or why you don’t. Share your story with us.