The federal Conservative Party has launched a website and a series of radio ads to boast that the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has finally killed the registry that records the ownership of rifles and shotguns."The Harper government has followed through on their promise and has scrapped the wasteful and ineffective long gun registry," proclaims the website that can be found at www.scrappedtheregistry.ca.But opposition members and gun control advocates say the messaging is premature. The bill to end the registry, a long time goal of the Conservatives, has not yet made it through the House of Commons, been passed by the Senate, or given royal assent.

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