California DOJ Data Leak Revealed Names, Addresses of All the State’s Concealed Carry Permit Holders

A customer is shown at the Tamiami Gun Shop in Miami, Florida, on October 1, 1987. Under a new Florida law that goes into effect today, Floridians who have obtained the new state concealed gun permit will be allowed to carry sidearms openly or concealed. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Kathy Willens/AP

A California Department of Justice (DOJ) data leak Monday revealed names, addresses, ages, and other information related to the state’s concealed carry permit holders.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the leak was tied to the DOJ Firearms Dashboard.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office noted the type of information released:

This public site allows access to certain information, however, personal information of concealed carry weapon permit holders is not supposed to be visible. This includes, but is not limited to a person’s name, age, address, Criminal Identification Index number and license type (Standard, Judicial, Reserve and Custodial).

The office of California Attorney General Rob Bonta said, “We are investigating an exposure of individuals’ personal information connected to the DOJ Firearms Dashboard. 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 notes that they “reviewed a copy of the Los Angeles County database and found 244 judge permits listed in the database.”

The viewable information included “the home addresses, full names, and dates of birth for all of them.”

Breitbart News reported that state of California “accidentally” released the private information of nearly 3,500 firearms instructors in October 2016.

Fox News pointed out that the information on “3,424 firearms instructors” was inadvertently released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The information contained “dates of birth, driver’s license numbers and California identification numbers.”

On December 28, 2016 — over two months after that release of information was discovered — “the California Department of Justice sent out a letter to all of the Golden State’s instructors letting them know their personal information had been compromised.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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