‘THIS IS REALLY BAD’: California AG Leaks Gun Owner Private Information, Includes Names and Addresses

According to a report from the Daily Caller, California AG 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.”

“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,” Bonta said.

But private data on gun owners was inadvertently leaked from the Dashboard Portal.

From The Daily Caller…

“Files leaked from the database included the home addresses, full names and dates of birth for every gun owner in the state, according to The Reload. The leak included the private information of 244 judges and 420 reserve officers in addition to thousands of private civilians.

The outlet reported that social media posts confirmed the leak revealed data from an “assault weapons” registry as well.

The portal has since been taken offline and is “temporarily unavailable.”

“We are investigating an exposure of individuals’ personal information connected to the DOJ Firearms Dashboard,” Attorney General Bonta’s Press Office told the Daily Caller. “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.”