And I'm not asserting that this statute doesn't exist. I know it does. In fact, here is the complete text:
But what I'm saying is that in MD the actual LETTER of the state statute have absolutely no bearing on the way that localities pass, implement, and enforce laws in their own little serfdoms.
And the MD AG seems perfectly willing to give these little sub-tyrannies a pass when they flagrantly violate State law by passing local ordinances.
There's "letter of the law", and then there's "in practice". MD is a "Shall issue" state for CC permits by the letter of the law. But in practice, MD is for all intents and purposes, "No Issue", or more accurately, "WWW Issue"... (White, Wealthy, or Well-connected)
Same goes for State Preemption. Many of the municipalities in MD have their own laws prohibiting OC, or prohibiting "public display of a firearm", or purchasing ammo for a gun you don't own. These laws are clearly in violation, but not only does the AG look the other way, but the AG's office actively helps prosecute cases and the MSP actively helps enforce these illegal laws.
Complicity with an illegal law is, in and of itself, a criminal act.
Someone needs to start building a RICO case against MoCo, PG Co, HoCo, Baltimore, and Annapolis.
MD government is a criminal enterprise.