The Daily Populous

Thursday April 30th, 2020 evening edition

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Ottawa is set to ban a number of assault-style firearms and weapons involved in mass shootings in Canada and abroad, including the Ruger Mini-14 that was used during the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, federal officials say.

The formal announcement of the gun ban is expected by the end of the week, but the key measures have already been approved by cabinet, the officials said.

In addition to the gun ban, according to officials, the government will be putting forward further gun control measures in a coming legislative package.

Along with the Ruger Mini-14, the government will ban the AR-15 and similar types of firearms that have been used in a number of mass shootings in the United States, officials said.

The Globe and Mail is not disclosing the names of the officials because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said earlier this year that the buyback program could come later than the ban.

The AR-15 family of firearms is often in the headlines for tragic reasons; It's commonly used by mass shooters in the United States. »

Judge rules Michigan stay-at-home order doesn’t infringe on constitutional rights

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A Michigan judge on Wednesday found that while Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order does “temporary harm” to the constitutional rights of Michigan residents, the harm doesn’t outweigh the public health risk posed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Steve Martinko, owner of an Oakland County landscaping business, and four other Michigan residents filed a lawsuit against the governor and other state officials claiming the stay-at-home order infringes on their constitutional rights and should be declared invalid.

The stay-at-home order was first put in place March 24, suspending activities "not necessary to sustain or protect life." »

Trump perceived as abnormally sadistic and narcissistic by both conservatives and liberals, study finds

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American voters view Donald Trump as having traits associated with sadistic personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder, according to new research published in Clinical Psychological Science.

The study found that even those who personally voted for Trump perceived him as having a highly disordered personality.

“Did Trump supporters and Clinton supporters have wildly different views of Trump’s personality, or did they simply disagree in their value judgements of his personality? »