Preventable 'family fire' is killing kids. We need to talk about locking up guns.


USA TODAY—Family fire in the home kills children every day. We can prevent these tragic accidents by locking up guns just like I did in the Marines.

A tornado of fire killed three members of this family. The winds were so strong on July 26 in Redding, California, authorities say they uprooted trees, ripped roofs off houses and downed power lines. The fast-moving Carr Fire took three family members from Ed Bledsoe that day -- his wife and two great-grandchildren. "The tornado was hovering over the house," Amanda Woodley, Bledsoe's granddaughter, told CNN. "It was just a tornado fire over the house." Bledsoe had left the house earlier to go to the doctor's office, and was on the phone with his...