hey, here is maybe an official way to gain approval;
(a) The possession of any weapon is
(b) The discharge of any weapon is
(c) The prohibitions above shall not
apply to county, state, tribal and federal
law enforcement personnel, or any
person authorized by federal law to
possess a weapon. Additionally â€˜â€˜art
projectsâ€™â€™ that include weapons and are
sanctioned by BRC LLC will be
permitted after obtaining authorization
from the BLM authorized officer.
but it still isn't clear about unsharpened swords (like mine were - no cutting edge at all, and the catalog description is "unsharpened sword", so I felt confident a good lawyer would get me off);
(a) Weapon means a firearm,
compressed gas or spring powered
pistol or rifle, bow and arrow, cross
bow, blowgun, spear gun, hand thrown
spear, sling shot, irritant gas device,
electric stunning or immobilization
device, explosive device, any
implement designed to expel a
projectile, switch blade knife, any blade
with a sharpened or cutting edge and
which is greater than 12 inches in
length from the tip of the blade to the
edge of the hilt or finger guard nearest
the blade (e.g., swords, dirks, daggers,
machetes), or any other weapon the
possession of which is prohibited by
...but, I would never bring a sword I valued to BM anyways, and there really is no justification for a sharpened sword (unless required for an art project ala Gallager).
I would also suggest that if you are going to "peace bond" your sword, suggesting that the weapon will never be removed during the event, you should just have a scabbard with a decorative hilt attached (no blade at all). It will look just the same, perform just the same, but there will be no possible issues with LEO's.
YMMV, be safe!
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