Calif. Attorney General Leaks Names and Addresses of State’s Legal Gun Owners Following SCOTUS Gun Ruling

‘Vindictive sore loser bureaucrats have endangered people’s lives and invited conflict by illegally releasing confidential private information’

Last week the Supreme Court issued a decision striking down a New York gun law that puts unconstitutional restrictions on concealed carry of a gun out in public, as the Globe reported.

Less than one week later, it appears the California Attorney General leaked the state database of names and addresses of the state’s legal gun owners and concealed carry permit holders.

How could this happen – is it accidental or deliberate? California gun owners cheered the Supreme Court’s decision reaffirming that state officials cannot require concealed carry applicants to show “proper cause” and “demonstrate a special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community.”

The Reload reports:

“The California Department of Justice’s 2022 Firearms Dashboard Portal went live on Monday with publicly-accessible files that include identifying information for those who have concealed carry permits. The leaked information includes the person’s full name, race, home address, date of birth, and date their permit was issued. The data also shows the type of permit issued, indicating if the permit holder is a member of law enforcement or a judge.”

The AG’s Firearms Dashboard Portal is currently down:

The Reload reported they reviewed a copy of the Lost Angeles County database and found 244 judge permits listed in the database including the home addresses, full names, and dates of birth for all of them. “The same was true for seven custodial officers, 63 people with a place of employment permit, and 420 reserve officers.”

Last year Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 171 into law, which allows the state to share personal information of gun owners with gun violence research organizations.

Bill analysis of AB 171 specifies “the DOJ may at its discretion, also disclose specified information, to other nonprofit bona fide research institutions that are accredited by the United State Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for the study of violence prevention in the matter prescribed. Requires that any material identifying individuals to only be used for research and statistical purposes and prohibits reports or publications derived from the material from identifying any specific individuals. Requires DOJ to establish procedures for these requests and allows researchers to be charged reasonable fees related to their requests.”

The Reload reported that the office of Attorney General Rob Bonta confirmed private information had been exposed and said they are examining the situation.

“We are investigating an exposure of individuals’ personal information connected to the DOJ Firearms Dashboard,” a spokesperson for the office told The Reload. “Any unauthorized release of personal information is unacceptable. We are working swiftly to address this situation and will provide additional information as soon as possible.”

The Reload published a statement from the California Rifle & Pistol Association, which they say “slammed the leak and said it was looking into potential legal action against the state.”

“Vindictive sore loser bureaucrats have endangered people’s lives and invited conflict by illegally releasing confidential private information,” Chuck Michel, CRPA President, told The Reload. “CRPA is working with several legislators and sheriffs to determine the extent of the damage caused by DOJ’s doxing of law abiding gun owners. Litigation is likely.”

Attorney General Bonta announced the new and updated firearms data available through the California Department of Justice (DOJ)’s 2022 Firearms Dashboard Portal in a press release Monday:

“Transparency is key to increasing public trust between law enforcement and the communities we serve. As news of tragic mass shootings continue to dominate the news cycle, leaving many with feelings of fear and uncertainty, we must do everything we can to prevent gun violence. One of my continued priorities is to better provide information needed to help advance efforts that strengthen California’s commonsense gun laws. Today’s announcement puts power and information into the hands of our communities by helping them better understand the role and potential dangers of firearms within our state.”

“Instead, the leaked private information of gun owners is likely to increase the risk criminals will target their homes for burglaries–something the state’s dashboard reports happened 145,377 times in 2020 alone,” the Reload reported.

Click here to read the full article at the California Globe

Comments

  1. Brenda Torres says

    Doesn’t Surprise Me One Bit….The Democrat’s have lost their way!

  2. Typical donkeypox bull$hit! “Accidentally” my a$$! As long as you keep voting for donkeypox pols, this is what you get. It is time to throw them all out and repalce them with Independents that aren’t beholden to either party! How ever, with Pretty Boy “giving us money”, how many will vote against him???

  3. donald J says

    Tyrants!

  4. Richard Cathcart says

    Democrat Party has long infiltrated public schools, Courts, and unionized bureaucracies. In other words, those opposing their rule face “the Government”, its “laws and regulations” and its thoroughly corrupt and utterly mean employees. The jingoistic phrase: “We’re a Nation of Laws” has come to mean the exact opposite. Ever wonder why legions of California and nation-wide attorneys only wish to play their profitable games in Courts? Money is THEIR only motivation, indifference to the Law’s content undermining the State and USA constitutions. We’ve all been had by clever phrase-mongers, selling a vaporous concept of lawfulness.

  5. I’m really not surprised. That’s what we get for having ANY of these communist, fascist left-wing pigs in our government. Democrats are the real “satanic evil” in America for the last 150 years! Slavery, blantant hypocracy, record killing of babies, record fuel prices, food shortages, men in women’s restrooms and sports, secret sex change operations on our children, taxes, more taxes, higher taxes, free speech censorship, spying on citizens, record inflation, business killing regulations, highest crime rates/shootings in democrat run cities, BLM, antifa, racism, white supremacy, KKK, Jim Crow, dishonesty, lying, communism, and sociopathology, and don’t forget voter fraud. Did I leave anything out?

  6. J.T. Kennedy says

    We were told by the “wise ones” that gun registration was the first step to having laws forbidding gun ownership. Laws communist countries enforce!

    This is just another way of helping their anti-gun advocates into scaring folks, to be afraid of the government power that rules everything they want to control. Time to reread 1984 and Animal Farm!!!

    Now if they only had a list of all the gang members and criminals who carry guns…that would be interesting on what they would do? Maybe hand out ammunition to them????

  7. Rottweiler says

    This breech of security from the woke attorney general (no caps on purpose) should have his woke ass out of office for putting those who protect us, that these progressives try to defund, should be FIRED. They disgust me and the hatred they feel for those who love this country is beyond comprehension. I wish we could deport them to a communist/socialist/Marxist country they would embrace instead of trying to eliminate ours from within without firing a single bullet.

  8. Agree burglars will now target homes with guns, but maybe that was the actual plan, to make gun owners crime victims to teach them a lesson how guns hurt people.

  9. Really??? says

    This is criminal neglect.

    The buck stops at his office.

    HE SHOULD RESIGN.

    He should be charged with criminal charges.

  10. My name is on the list and I have contacted my attorney and plan to SUE THE SHIT OUT OF (deleted by moderator) BOY!!!….Going to SUE THE (deleted by moderator) OUT OF YOU BOND!!!! SEE YOUR (deleted by moderator) ASS IN COURT DUMB ASS!!!

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