The nation once again is grappling with its contentious relationship with guns in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern history, this time focused on the patrons of a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Credit: Cal Tabuena-Frolli for Reveal

The massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. But it was far from the first. Friday marked a year since nine people were killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Before that, there was Newtown, Connecticut; Aurora, Colorado; Tucson, Arizona – the list goes on.

As mass shootings continue to populate news cycles, we know there are many questions that remain unanswered about the tragedies, how they happened and why. So we want to hear what you want to know about gun violence and mass shootings in America. What do you feel is missing from the news coverage? What questions linger when the media attention fades?

Share your question below with our newsroom. With the help of our readers, we’ll choose one to investigate and share what we find.

The submission period is now over. Stay tuned for more audience-powered investigations.

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Cole Goins is the director of community engagement for Reveal, where he cultivates partnerships that blend in-depth journalism and creative public engagement. He has built and supported distribution networks, spearheaded arts-based initiatives such as the Off/Page Project, led social media and audience strategy, and facilitated statewide media collaborations. He was a senior fellow in the 2015 USC Annenberg Health Journalism Fellowships, mentoring five journalists on approaches to community engagement. Previously, Goins was the engagement editor at the Center for Public Integrity, where he led audience development initiatives and multimedia features for award-winning investigative projects. He earned a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he worked as music director for WXYC, the student-run radio station. He is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.