OTTAWA - The government has reintroduced a bill to kill the controversial registry for rifles and shotguns.

Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day says the Harper government promised to abolish the registry and intends to follow through.

He says the bill means that retailers will still have to record sales of long guns, but individuals won't have to register them.

People will still need a firearms licence to buy rifles and shotguns.

A bill to kill the registry was first introduced in the Commons last June, but died when the session was prorogued.

Opposition parties have said they are against eliminating the registration requirement.