As of Tuesday afternoon, a representative for Attorney General Bonta’s told The Reload, “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.” It’s unusual for a state attorney general to release an open database of concealed carry permit holders to the public. This isn’t even the first time that California has released information on gun owners. In 2016, the California Department of Justice accidentally leaked the personal address information of every registered firearms instructor in the state, according to RedState. At the time, Kamala Harris was the California Attorney General. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Here’s the only CCW info that can be (but isn’t necessarily required to be) withheld from public disclosure. Everything else is open to disclosure, including application docs, fingerprints, and copies of licenses. See Cal. Govt Code 6254(u) and Cal. Const. Art. I Sec. 3(b). pic.twitter.com/QSyl8pnKqP— Firearms Policy Coalition (@gunpolicy) June 28, 2022