Report: CA ‘Assault Weapons’ Registration Page Sharing Personal Information

In this April 10, 2013 file photo, newly made AR-15 rifles stand in a rack at Stag Arms in New Britain, Conn. The gun manufacturing company pleaded guilty Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, in federal court in Hartford, Conn., to violating federal firearms laws. Owner Mark Malkowski has agreed to sell …
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The California DOJ’s “assault weapons” registration page reportedly gave the personal information of some firearm owners to other individuals.

Breitbart News reported that the deadline for registering “bullet button assault weapons” was 11:59:59 pm on June 30. That deadline has come and gone and some registrants were reportedly given broad access to the personal information of others.

The NRA-ILA reports:

There have been confirmed reports of individuals attempting to register their firearms who were improperly given access to the account information associated with another individual, due to a complete breakdown of CA DOJ’s registration application system. In some cases, the system allowed users to see all the personal information (including home address, telephone number, email, and Driver’s License number) for another user and all the information that user had submitted for registering their firearms as “assault weapons”—including the firearms make/model/serial number and all of the photos and attachments to the user’s registration application.

California has released information from a firearm database before. On January 19, 2017, Breitbart news reported that the state released the personal information 3,500 firearm instructors in the state. The data was shared in October 2016 but the state did not alert the instructors until December 28, 2016.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets, 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. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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