Firearms owners who have a concealed carry permit in California had their data leaked Monday after Attorney General Rob Bonta launched a 2022 Firearms Dashboard Portal, according to gun rights groups.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a dashboard portal was to serve as an information hub between gun owners for transparency purposes.
"NRA is monitoring the unfolding situation in California and will keep gun owners apprised of any further developments," the group said.
'Stunning'But the California Rifle & Pistol Association (pdf) said that “hundreds of thousands” of gun owners in California might be affected by the breach of the dashboard portal.
“While the Portal now has finally been pulled down off the site, it left confidential information exposed for a minimum of twelve hours. The data was likely downloaded hundreds of times and it leaves gun owners concerned about where their information may end up,” the association said.
“This is a privacy breach of stunning proportions,” the group added. “The incompetence that the Attorney General has displayed in allowing such sensitive data to be accessed is shocking.”
The state agency is "working swiftly to address this situation and will provide additional information as soon as possible," the spokesperson said.
And some local law enforcement officials in California said that concealed carry permit owners should make sure their homes are secure because home addresses were part of the data breach.
The Epoch Times has contacted the California Justice Department for comment.