The office of California’s Attorney General is now under fire after it leaked a massive trove of information containing the personal information of California gun owners to the public.
As 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 Reload reviewed a copy of the Lost Angeles County database and found 244 judge permits listed in the database. The files included 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.
2,891 people in Los Angeles County with standard licenses also had their information compromised by the leak, though the database appears to include some duplicate entries as well.
The office of Attorney General Rob Bonta (D.) confirmed private information had been exposed and said they are examining the situation.
The California Rifle and Pistol Associated announced it was looking into legal action against the state in response to the leak.