Independence Day Gunday Brunch

Caleb and I talk over just how bad the California DoJ’s epic failure of information security was.

In a move that is at best gross incompetence and at worst an outright doxxing of CCW permit holders, on Monday the Cali DOJ published a database which contained the names, addresses, and other personally identifiable information of everyone who had ever so much as applied for a CCW permit in Cali in the last decade. Nice.

Bad. Really bad. Like everything possible they should have protected about you except your social security number was yeeted upon the data streams of the internet for anyone to do with as they like.

Single mother with a protection order who applied for and got a permit? Your crazy ex whom you got the permit for has access to your address now. Single mother who applied for the permit for that exact previous reasons and got denied. Crazy ex still has your address and knows you didn’t get the permit to carry your gun and possibly whether or not you own one at all.


I’m sure Attorney General Bonta’s, “We understand the seriousness of this situation, seriously.” Claims will make that all good though and the the DoJ is leveraging their law enforcement resources to protect California’s vulnerable citizens whose data being public facing put them in much greater harms way… Right?

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.