Tremendous thanks and Kudos to MSI and Del. Dwyer for this victory.
It's hard to believe that the MD AG actually agreed with Del. Dwyer's assessment that AACo's ordinance was illegal, and is officially enforcing it. They often give a pass to local ordinances that are in direct violation of State Statute--ESPECIALLY if those ordinances provide an income stream.
However, I think the real reason why the MD AG ruled against this ordinance wasn't because he is genuinely concerned with the legality and Constitutionality of local ordinances, but rather because this AACo ordinance didn't have a provision where some of the collected baksheesh would be funneled to the State's General Fund--like the Montgomery County traffic camera program (which is ALSO in direct violation of State Statute on at least two counts, but the AG gave them a pass, because they wrote the program rules to provide for funneling a percentage of collected fines to the State's General Treasury...)
Anyway, "good on ya", MSI, and special thanks to Del. Dwyer. It's good to see some progress in MD toward 2A rights in the face of growing oppression and bald-faced unconstitutionality on the part of local "governments"...