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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person within the limits of the city to carry a weapon on his or her person in a public place or transport in any vehicle in a public place any weapon, except in the following situations:
(1) Any weapon may be transported, in a secured container by a person not in a vehicle, directly to or from any place or activity referred to under the public place definition of § 132.15 of this chapter or to or from the person’s vehicle and the places, gatherings and activities set forth herein; and
(2) Any weapon may be transported in a motor vehicle in a secured container or in the locked trunk of such vehicle.
(B) The provisions of this section shall not be applicable to the transport of weapons by persons who are regularly engaged in the lawful manufacture, distribution or sale at retail or wholesale of weapons or the agents of any of them while engaged in such business. Nor shall these provisions apply: to the carrying or transport of weapons by licensed police officers, law enforcement officers or military personnel while in the course of their duties; to any officer of a state adult correctional facility when on guard duty or otherwise engaged in an assigned duty; to an owner or agent while he or she is present at a business place operated by him or her, except a business which is the site of unlawful activity; or to persons holding a permit to carry a weapon while acting within the scope of such permits. Permits to carry a weapon may be obtained through the procedures and forms established by M.S. § 624.7131, as it may be amended from time to time, for pistols.
(1994 Code, § 9-2.4) Penalty, see § 132.99