Um, WHAT?!

It’s hard to believe this is real. 

The California Department of Justice on Wednesday acknowledged the agency made the personal information of hundreds of thousands of gun owners PUBLIC in up to six state-operated databases.

 

FRESNO, Calif. — California’s Department of Justice confirmed on Wednesday, that the personal information of those who were granted (or denied) a concealed and carry weapons (CCW) permit was made public.

The information includes the names, date of birth, gender, race, driver’s license number, addresses, and criminal history of those who were granted or denied a permit from 2011 through 2021.

The leak included the sensitive information of 244 judges and 420 reserve officers in addition to thousands of citizens.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a press release Monday announcing, “new and updated firearms data available through the California Department of Justice (DOJ)’s 2022 Firearms Dashboard Portal.”

California Attorney General Rob Bonta discusses the rise in hate crimes in California, at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Bonta said hate crimes in 2021 shot up 33% to nearly 1,800 reported incidents. That is the sixth highest tally on record and the highest since after the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

 

Something Isn’t Right Here…

It sounds like somebody was held at gunpoint or being blackmailed to release this personal information.

There is no way this information was accidentally released.

There are no such things as “accidents” by governments.

Following the situation, California’s attorney general stated, “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.”

What?! What kind of re-assuring information is this??

It sounds like Bonta released this information intentionally to pose a threat to those who have concealed carry licenses…

Social Security numbers and financial information were not exposed, according to the State DoJ.

On Wednesday, it was revealed that the exposures also extended to the Assault Weapon Registry, Handguns Certified for Sale, Dealer Record of Sale, Firearm Certificate Safety, and Gun Violence Restraining Order dashboards.

“This unauthorized release of personal information is unacceptable and falls far short of my expectations for this department,” said Attorney General Rob Bonta.

Bonta has launched an investigation into the data breach.

The D.O.J. shut down parts of its website once it “learned about the breach”

“It’s concerning anytime information that specific is released to the public,” says Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims. “Of course, what we tell the public all the time is to protect your personal information.”

Mims says it’s also important for these gun owners to make sure their home is secure since home addresses were part of the breach.

Just a thought, but instead of expecting citizens who are struggling financially to protect themselves, maybe the government should provide security for every single home that is now at threat as a result of this “accident” that occurred by the California D.O.J.

 

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is urging anyone who learns their identity was compromised in this data breach to report online here.

 

Are they coming for our 2nd Amendment?

 

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