At rugby clubs, racecourses and community halls all over the country over the past few days, a quiet transformation has been taking place.

It could be one of the most significant changes to public safety laws in a generation. Our first ever firearms buyback and amnesty got off to a very busy and encouraging start.

At the time of writing this, more than 400 firearms owners had turned up to the first few public events.

They walked out the door with more than $1.2 million in payments, the first of which should be arriving in bank accounts about now. They

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