KyJim, this is one of those cases where I don't think the officer was in the wrong, but the justification as offered by the AG could be twisted rather badly.
In other words, if the stop were the result of an aggregate of factors (as it may well have been), there is no problem.
But saying that possession of the firearm is necessarily a crime, and that possession of a permit is an affirmative defense? Seriously?
First, for those who argue that RKBA applies to individuals outside the home, accepting the argument offered by Bondi provides ammo for the antis. It's bad enough a permit is required to exercise a right, but to call that permit an affirmative defense is an insult.