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17 February 2009

Washington Post, Editorial

Gail Pumphrey came to dread meeting her ex-husband to transfer custody of their children. Sometimes he would curse at her. Once, she said, he spit in her face. On Thanksgiving Day two years ago, he fatally shot Ms. Pumphrey and their three children — ages 7, 10 and 12 — before killing himself. He used a .22-caliber rifle, the same gun Ms. Pumphrey had asked a court to confiscate just three weeks before. The Maryland General Assembly is considering two bills that... (

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