The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 31st, 2022 morning edition

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OTTAWA, May 30 (Reuters) - Canada's government introduced legislation Monday to implement a "national freeze" on the sale and purchase of handguns as part of a gun control package that would also limit magazine capacities and ban some toys that look like guns.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters the new measures were needed as gun violence was increasing.

The handgun freeze would contain exceptions, including for elite sport shooters, Olympic athletes and security guards.

Authorities do not expect a run on handguns in anticipation of the freeze, in part because they are so heavily regulated already, an official said in a briefing.

The rate in each of 2020 and 2017 was the country's highest since at least 1997, according to Statistics Canada.

Rod Giltaca, the head of the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights, said the handgun freeze was "absurd.".

Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Ottawa and Anna Mehler Paperny in Toronto, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien and Richard Pullin. »

Maryland Bill To Fund Psychedelics Research And Access For Veterans Takes Effect Without Governor’s Signature

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The psychedelics bill, meanwhile, will establish what’s being called the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Alternative Therapies Fund.

It stipulates that money from that fund must be used to study “the use of alternative therapies for veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.”.

The Senate bill that Hogan is allowing to become law will provide “cost-free access” to psychedelics for eligible veterans. »

Diablo Immortal reportedly won’t be released in Belgium or the Netherlands because of its loot boxes

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Diablo Immortal won’t be released in the Netherlands or Belgium due to its use of loot boxes, according to an Activision Blizzard communication manager.

According to the communication manager: “This is related to the current operating conditions for games in those countries.”.

As a result, games either have their loot boxes removed in Belgium or aren’t sold there at all. »

Watch: Man disguised as 'old woman' attacks Mona Lisa with cake

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A bizarre incident occurred at the Louvre Museum in Paris yesterday (29 May) as a man in disguise smeared a cake over the Mona Lisa.

Videos posted on social media appear to show the young man arriving in a wheelchair, wearing a wig and lipstick.

One Twitter user wrote that a man “dressed as an old lady jump[ed] out of a wheelchair and attempted to smash the bulletproof glass of the Mona Lisa” before “smear[ing] cake on the glass.”. »