A series of interwoven storylines that comments on the proliferation of guns in America and its impact on citizens nation-wide. At the start of another day in a Virginia gun store, owner Carl continues to sidestep controversy while running the shop he loves. His newest employee is his granddaughter Mary Ann, a college student pressured to spend a semester in the family business. Despite her misgivings, curiosity overcomes her as she is slowly seduced by the weapons she sells. Across the country in Oregon, Janet is suffering through a television interview marking the third anniversary of her older son's high school shooting rampage and suicide. As a single mother, she worries for her younger son David who is now the same age his brother was when he committed the terrible acts. While dealing with his own rage and grief, David quietly falls for Tally, the new girl in town. Meanwhile, Frank, a middle-aged deputy, watches the interview intently; still haunted by vicious accusations that he could have prevented the tragedy. On Chicago's gritty west side, principal Carl struggles to keep his violent inner-city high school from self destructing. His wife Sara desperately fears for the safety of their young son. When ace student Jay is caught hiding a handgun, both principal and student find themselves facing decisions they never wanted to make.
Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Garcelle Beauvais, Marcia Gay Harden, Linda Cardellini, Tony Goldwyn, Nikki Reed, Christopher Marquette, Arlen Escarpeta, Melissa Leo, Schuyler Fisk, Charles Duckworth, Amanda Seyfried, Lisa Long, Chris Warren Jr., David Heymann, Joseph Kell, Rex Linn, Kevin Phillips, Davenia McFadden, Michael J Shannon, Todd Tesen, Gary Paul Clark, Terry Rhoads, Michael Milhoan, Jernard Burks, Lombardo Boyar, Dallas McKinney, Blake Hightower, Rachael Bella, Andrew Caple-Shaw, James Morrison, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Dean Norris, Lee Garlington, Jonathan Ahdout, Ali Hillis, Sydney Walsh, Michael Dempsey, Audrey Wasilewski, Neil Mather, Dan Buran, Rainbow Borden, Gabrielle Christian, Aasha Davis, Calvin Jung