California DOJ Discloses Personal Information of Firearm Safety Instructors

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California DOJ Discloses Personal Information of Firearm Safety Instructors
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA – -( Last week, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) Privacy Office began mailing letters like this one to certified Firearm Safety Instructors.

The letter states that on October 14, 2016, DOJ inadvertently disclosed the name, date of birth, and California Driver’s License and/or Identification Card numbers of potentially every single DOJ certified Firearm Safety Instructor in California to an unknown requestor.

DOJ allegedly discovered the breach on October 27—well over two months ago—but is just now notifying individuals.

As if this wasn’t already cause for concern, in the recently submitted “assault weapon” regulations DOJ is attempting to include a “non-liability” clause. This clause requires all individuals who voluntarily register their firearms as “assault weapons” to hold DOJ harmless for any liability for hardware, software, information, or other issues associated with the registration process.

Essentially, DOJ is requiring individuals to waive their constitutionally protected right to privacy in order to participate in their constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms!

To learn more about the “assault weapon” regulations be sure to sign up for the free webinar set to take place on Tuesday January 10th at 12pm by clicking here.

NRA and CRPA attorneys are currently reviewing this situation as it develops and will pursue all available remedies, including potential legal action. If you or someone you know has received a letter from DOJ indicating that their personal information was improperly disclosed, please send an email to [email protected] and sign-up for NRA email alerts to keep informed.

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

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Inadvertent MY ASS !
I read a while back that the Chinese, I believe, have a missile/nuke capable of taking California off the map…


Traitors should get what traitors should get…… you go to the wolf and say: mr wolf you ate my sheep and mr wolf says back: it wasnt me now go to sleep…. how far can people be pushed by criminals breaking the law when you go to mr wolf to solve mr wolf it never will work for you… just a small bite mr wolf says never too much just enough until theres no more meat left….. then we’ll be in agreement together no?

Steve Austin

Wow! Such hate for California. I happen to live in California and am just as unhappy about what is going on here as anyone else is regarding the Second Amendment. You do realize that as of Jan. 1 we have to go through a background check now just to buy ammo? The problem is not that we are too laid back to see or care whats going on. We are fighting the very same thing that many of your states may face sooner than you think. What we have is liberals living in the areas of the state where most… Read more »

JP Wegman

California gun owners had the chance to sign several different petitions concerning the States “Unconstitutional” gun laws, and they did nothing! Hardly any of the States gun owners signed any of the petitions! Not enough signatures means no petitions! You all talk the talk , but you sure don’t walk the walk. Therefore you get the Government you deserve!


I would venture that some group or individual who wanted the list for whatever reason had a friend who obtained the info for them. During a review by the department involved the release of the info was discovered. You don’t just “happen to release” that type of info. The problem in Khalifornia is the attitude of the anti people. The state is full of liberal socialists and Communist lovers who hate the USA and the freedoms we have. Hundreds if not thousands of these are in position of power by being elected or appointed to allow them to betray the… Read more »


Boy this is easy ………. JUST PACK UP AND MOVE………%$^ California ! …… I did.

Gene Ralno

California is busy outlawing everything even remotely related to the manufacture and sale of firearms. Since people cannot be outlawed, its trying to scare them away. The state soon will finish this little task. And when crime becomes (ahem) unbearable, California will blame the other states. Predictable.

Steve Austin

There is nothing “inadvertent” about releasing classified or sensitive files. You have to search a secure database and attach it to an email. Sending such information to an “unknown requester” is just plain stupid and a violation of every office I have ever seen or worked in. DOJ does not hire stupid people for a position therefore this was a deliberate act by someone in the DOJ. I notice they have not said there was any action taken against the individual. They certainly know the information was released, therefore they know who released it. In their support for the recent… Read more »

Jamie Meza

There’s nothing to say the doj of California are working against the gun owners of California the doj are working actively against us we must band together against this threat or as Benjamin Franklin said we will surely hang separately


This egregious and blatant act is yet further indication of kaly doj willingly falling in line with the gun banner bureaucrats. Reminds me of one of their original ‘assault weapons’ study some 30 years or so ago. They attempted to ‘prove’ that those so-called evil weapons were frequently used in crime and needed to be banned. When their results showed the opposite, they tried to quash the study. Fortunately, someone leaked that result. Didn’t really matter as the powers that be STILL got their way…………granolaland indeed.

Steve Austin

Since the California Attorney General, who was Kamala Harris at the time and heads the DOJ, is a liberal who hates guns elected by liberals who also hate guns I think you can see why nothing will be done. She might even have assigned the task to someone to “inadvertently release” the info.


if the data were released, they went SOMEWHERE. If the request came electronically, there is an ISP or MAC address avaialble, and that will be a line to the recipient of the data. If California DoJ are reallly concerned about the security of the people they “serve”, they MUST trace out the destination of that data, easily doable. Then take action against the recipient. The fact they’ve not done is proof they are NOT concerned about the safety of thjeir people.