Looming Canadian Gun Ban to Include Rifle Used in Shooting 31 Years Ago

AR-15 assault rifles to be delivered to the newly created rural police, in Tepalcatepec, Michoacan State, Mexico, on May 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
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The looming Canadian gun ban is expected to include prohibitions on the ownership of the Ruger Mini-14 because that rifle was used in an attack on École Polytechnique.

Fourteen people were killed in the 1989 attack in which the gunman used a Mini-14 and a hunting knife.

The Globe and Mail reported that the coming ban will include Mini-14s, as well as “the AR-15 and similar types of firearms that have been used in a number of mass shootings in the United States.”

The push for a gun ban gained steam after the April 18-19, 2020, Nova Scotia attack resulted in 22 deaths. The attacker killed 13 people with firearms and another nine by burning them.

Breitbart News reported that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to the attack by promising a ban on “assault-style weapons.” The Globe and Mail stated that the Nova Scotia attacker used multiple firearms, a combination of long guns, and pistols. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Superintendent Darren Campbell indicated that “one of the long guns could be described as a military-style assault rifle.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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