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Your production crew might be trying to skirt the law.
Please post the particulars of what they are trying to accomplish by having a licensed person in the theatre.
"Finger off the trigger! Finger off the trigger!!!! Point in a safe direction!! *KABOOM* Oh....Oh, wait....my mistake, nevermind, I forgot that its an opera. Good thing those were blanks!"Read MGL Ch. 140 S. 131F1/2. Someone with a LTC must "supervise" the people (actors/actresses) carrying the firearm, etc.
It seems that when the person with the license isn't around, the person with the firearm is breaking the law.ection 131F1/2. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of section ten of chapter two hundred and sixty-nine of the General Laws or any other law to the contrary, the carrying or possession of a firearm and blank ammunition therefor, during the course of any television, movie, stage or other similar theatrical production, by a person within such production, shall be authorized; provided, however, that such carrying or possession of such firearm shall be under the immediate supervision of a person licensed to carry firearms.
Yup, that's the law. Though it's a bit redundant, as § 129(m) already allows non-licensed folks to hold, handle, and fire a firearm for a lawful purpose in the presence of an LTC holder. The only difference is that 129(m) says "in the presence of" and § 131F½ says "immediate supervision of".Read MGL Ch. 140 S. 131F1/2. Someone with a LTC must "supervise" the people (actors/actresses) carrying the firearm, etc.