Less than two weeks after the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history, the federal government plans to announce a ban on assault-style weapons. This is expected to include the AR-15 and the Ruger Mini-14. According to reports, the Prime Minister will announce the new ban before the week is up.\nThis article contains content that might not be suitable for some readers. This article includes some details of a mass shooting.\nLast week, the Prime Minister spoke to Canadians about his plans to implement stronger gun control in Canada, following the tragedy that took place in Nova Scotia on April 18-19.\nNow, it seems that Trudeau is already putting his plans into action, as he’s expected to announce the new ban before the week is over. According to the Associated Press, the key provisions have already been decided by Trudeau’s cabinet.\nA number of assault-style weapons are expected to be covered by the ban, including the Ruger Mini-14, that was used during the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre.\nReports suggest that the AR-15 will also be on the list, as well as a number of similar types of firearms.\nFor now, the list does not include handguns. Instead, stronger powers will be given to individual municipalities to introduce their own restrictions.\nPrime Minister Trudeau was asked if the mass killing in Nova Scotia will prompt his government to introduce stricter gun control laws. Here's what he had to say. pic.twitter.com/T3AGogZNqH— CTV News (@CTVNews) April 20, 2020\nAccording to a report from CBC News, the new ban can be passed through an order-in-council, and therefore does not require the adoption of new legislation.\nThat said, the government could still introduce gun control legislation in the future, when the COVID-19 pandemic allows parliament to return as normal.\nBecause there is no exact definition of a "military-style" weapon, the government will have to announce specific models as part of their ban.\nView this post on Instagram Without pause and without hesitation, our first responders take risks and make sacrifices every day to keep us safe - and this tragedy has been a painful reminder of the work they do. Thank you for your service. We’re mourning the loss of Cst. Heidi Stevenson with you. 🇨🇦 Sans hésiter, nos premiers intervenants prennent des risques et font des sacrifices tous les jours pour assurer notre sécurité. Cette tragédie est un rappel douloureux du travail qu’ils font. Merci de votre service. Nous pleurons avec vous la perte de la gendarme Heidi Stevenson. A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Apr 20, 2020 at 6:12pm PDT\nDuring the 2019 election campaign, banning assault-style weapons was one of the Liberals’ key promises.\nAt the time, Trudeau tweeted that “thoughts and prayers are not enough,” as he committed to implementing stronger federal legislation on gun control.\nLast week, just days after the devastating Nova Scotia shooting, he explained, "We have every intention of moving forward on that measure, and potentially other measures, when Parliament returns."\nThoughts and prayers are not enough. We will ban all military-style assault rifles, give municipalities the ability to restrict or ban handguns, and strengthen gun control. pic.twitter.com/NvX0IBtAU5— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 20, 2019\nPolice in Nova Scotia have confirmed that the gunman had been in possession of a pistol and long barreled weapons on April 18-19, although no further information has been given.\nFor anybody who is struggling, Nova Scotia has a provincial crisis line set up where support is available 24/7.\n*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.\nIf you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or mental health concerns, please reach out to a trusted peer, parent or health care professional. You can also contact a local helpline which is available 24 hours a day to talk. Or click here, for additional resources.\nIf you need immediate assistance please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital.\nSupport is available.