Feds To Ban Some Assault-Style Rifles Like Type Used In Montreal Massacre

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OTTAWA — The federal government is poised to begin fulfilling a key electoral promise by banning a variety of assault-style rifles, including the type used in the 1989 mass shooting in Montreal. During the fall election campaign, the Liberals said guns designed to inflict multiple human casualties have no place in Canada. One source familiar with the plan, but not authorized to speak about it publicly, said the government intends to issue orders-in-council within days to ban several rifles, including the Ruger Mini-14 used to kill 14 women at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique.