Is This Some Kind of Weird Irony?

 

In September of 2021, Newsom signed Assembly Bill 173 into law.

The bill requires the California Department of Justice to supply information identifying firearm and ammunition purchasers to a newly created research center at the University of California Davis or any other university that requests them. The information includes details such as the buyer’s name, address, date of birth, what they purchased, when and where they bought it, and more.

The stated purpose of the bill is concerning, especially in light of the corrupt and lucrative relationship between the State of California and the UC system (which is actually some kind of adjunct organization to the state.) I can only assume that the inclusion of  “any other university” only multiplies access to personal data across all public and private self-named universities. And given that the entire UC system has gone full-out woke, even leading the way, (along with nearly all institutions falling into the category of any other university), how can we not suspect that they would find some educational reason to share that information with the woke student population currently under indoctrination who might later pursue their life purpose of woke-ness by targeting everyday law-abiding gun owners?

A grim scenario to be sure.

So … they told us back in September what they were going to do.

Fast forward. Yesterday, I ran across a RED ALERT headline on Citizen Free Press. Here’s a screenshot for those who didn’t see it:

CFP linked to this site for the full story.

On Monday of this week, the State of California AG leaked the entire statewide roster of gun owners (downloadable as a spreadsheet, no less). Maybe the UC system was too slow on the uptake for Newsom.

California gun owners have been put at risk by the Attorney General’s office after a new dashboard leaked their personal information.

The California Department of Justice’s 2022 Firearms Dashboard Portal went live on Monday with publicly-accessible files that include identifying information for those who have concealed carry permits. The leaked information includes the person’s full name, race, home address, date of birth, and date their permit was issued. The data also shows the type of permit issued, indicating if the permit holder is a member of law enforcement or a judge.

The information is out, and there is no putting the genie back in the bottle.

It occurred to me that the leak was purposeful. I have no evidence. But … I happen to know that the state staff working in the trenches of technology, despite being led by politically-driven bureaucrats, are typically quite competent in the areas of PII and HIPAA data protection. For this kind of data to be leaked by accident is highly unlikely. I’d say there is more to the story.

The irony? The 2nd Amendment aims to ensure that the populous can protect itself against the tyranny of the government.

It looks to me like the government may have just poked the populous bear.

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  1. Arahant Member
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    Name, address, date of birth. How about mother’s maiden name, too? Do they have everything necessary to steal an ID?

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  2. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Name, address, date of birth. How about mother’s maiden name, too? Do they have everything necessary to steal an ID?

    More coming out out this afternoon … I haven’t read it all, but given the State DOJ offered free credit monitoring services, I guess there was enough data leaked to facilitate ID theft.

    https://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/california-department-justice-alerts-individuals-impacted-exposure-personal

    Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

    SACRAMENTO –  The California Department of Justice has announced that personal information was disclosed in connection with the June 27, 2022 update of its Firearms Dashboard Portal. Based on the Department’s current investigation, the incident exposed the personal information of individuals who were granted or denied a concealed and carry weapons (CCW) permit between 2011-2021. Information exposed included names, date of birth, gender, race, driver’s license number, addresses, and criminal history. Social Security numbers or any financial information were not disclosed as a result of this event. Additionally, data from the following dashboards were also impacted: Assault Weapon Registry, Handguns Certified for Sale, Dealer Record of Sale, Firearm Safety Certificate, and Gun Violence Restraining Order dashboards. DOJ is investigating the extent to which any personally identifiable information could have been exposed from those dashboards and will report additional information as soon as confirmed.

    And here are some choice words from the local county Sheriff … from an email sent out to county residents this afternoon … 

    We are extremely disappointed with DOJ and troubled over this incident. This was an epic failure on the part of DOJ and more than a breach of information; it was a total breach of public trust. We are required by law to provide DOJ the personal information it allowed to be released, and the DOJ is required to keep that information safe. We are appalled that the lack of diligence to safeguard this personal information occurred and the violation of trust that inevitably follows. We will do everything in our power to hold DOJ accountable for this egregious, irresponsible release of personal information. We value your right to keep and bear arms and your rights as citizens to privacy. Rest assured, we will do everything possible to protect those rights. Please be vigilant in monitoring personal account information and report any suspicious activity you encounter to us.

    Finally, an excerpt from the CSSA statement…

    https://www.calsheriffs.org/blog-2/california-sheriffs-issue-public-alert-following-doj-data-breach/

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      CONTACT: CARMEN GREEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    JUNE 29, 2022                                            CGREEN@CALSHERIFFS.ORG 

    CALIFORNIA SHERIFFS ISSUE PUBLIC ALERT FOLLOWING DOJ DATA BREACH

    … “It is infuriating that people who have been complying with the law have been put at risk by this breach,” said CSSA President and Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea.  “California’s sheriffs are very concerned about this data breach and the risk it poses to California’s CCW permit holders.”

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  3. Percival Thatcher
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    Start using a P.O. box for registry purposes.

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  4. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Start using a P.O. box for registry purposes.

    Will do. Already have one so will call the sheriff tomorrow to see if I can at least update it even though after the fact. 

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  5. kedavis Coolidge
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    Might be illegal to use a PO box for that purpose.

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  6. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Might be illegal to use a PO box for that purpose.

    Yeah probably but I can ask

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  7. kedavis Coolidge
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    Sounds like the sheriffs need to arrest some people for leaking information.

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  8. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Sounds like the sheriffs need to arrest some people for leaking information.

    Most definitely

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  9. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    This was done on purpose. 

    At this point, we have to assume malevolence in all things. Half the nation wants us all dead. They would do it if they could 

    Cancel Culture is Dress Rehearsal for Genocide. 

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  10. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    This was done on purpose.

    At this point, we have to assume malevolence in all things. Half the nation wants us all dead. They would do it if they could

    Cancel Culture is Dress Rehearsal for Genocide.

    I’m betting on Divine Intervention. In the meantime, I’m wide awake.

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  11. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    This was done on purpose.

    At this point, we have to assume malevolence in all things. Half the nation wants us all dead. They would do it if they could

    Cancel Culture is Dress Rehearsal for Genocide.

    I’m betting on Divine Intervention. In the meantime, I’m wide awake.

    God has been short on that for the past 200 years. Certainly, he has never given me the answer I want on any personal prayer. Why should it be different at a national level? Everything I have every asked God to take from me, to divert He has let come upon me in all its fury. 

    I am no counting on God’s protection for anything. He has never given me a reason to trust Him. 

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  12. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    This was done on purpose.

    At this point, we have to assume malevolence in all things. Half the nation wants us all dead. They would do it if they could

    Cancel Culture is Dress Rehearsal for Genocide.

    I’m betting on Divine Intervention. In the meantime, I’m wide awake.

    God has been short on that for the past 200 years. Certainly, he has never given me the answer I want on any personal prayer. Why should it be different at a national level? Everything I have every asked God to take from me, to divert He has let come upon me in all its fury.

    I am no counting on God’s protection for anything. He has never given me a reason to trust Him.

    Wow Bryan! Thank you for being totally honest!!! I don’t know you, nor do I know your story, but God is not malevolent. He is a consuming fire though, and He is willing to engineer or allow things in our lives that He can use to draw us to Him. That probably sounds trite, but I mean it, I believe it, and I live it.  Suffering does not mean He is not attending to you in love. Suffering is the way to depth of soul and strength of character … and it hurts like hell. That said, if I’m going to suffer, I want it to count. Romans 8:28. Peace to you.

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  13. kedavis Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    This was done on purpose.

    At this point, we have to assume malevolence in all things. Half the nation wants us all dead. They would do it if they could

    Cancel Culture is Dress Rehearsal for Genocide.

    I’m betting on Divine Intervention. In the meantime, I’m wide awake.

    God has been short on that for the past 200 years. Certainly, he has never given me the answer I want on any personal prayer. Why should it be different at a national level? Everything I have every asked God to take from me, to divert He has let come upon me in all its fury.

    I am no counting on God’s protection for anything. He has never given me a reason to trust Him.

    But all the much-worse things that you never thought to ask for help with, THOSE he stopped.

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  14. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    This was done on purpose.

    At this point, we have to assume malevolence in all things. Half the nation wants us all dead. They would do it if they could

    Cancel Culture is Dress Rehearsal for Genocide.

    I’m betting on Divine Intervention. In the meantime, I’m wide awake.

    God has been short on that for the past 200 years. Certainly, he has never given me the answer I want on any personal prayer. Why should it be different at a national level? Everything I have every asked God to take from me, to divert He has let come upon me in all its fury.

    I am no counting on God’s protection for anything. He has never given me a reason to trust Him.

    Wow Bryan! Thank you for being totally honest!!! I don’t know you, nor do I know your story, but God is not malevolent. He is a consuming fire though, and He is willing to engineer or allow things in our lives that He can use to draw us to Him. That probably sounds trite, but I mean it, I believe it, and I live it. Suffering does not mean He is not attending to you in love. Suffering is the way to depth of soul and strength of character … and it hurts like hell. That said, if I’m going to suffer, I want it to count. Romans 8:28. Peace to you.

    So arranges for me to suffer so I can move closer to Him? 

    I am a good person. I have long had a life of service, and placing others needs ahead of mine. I am told what a great person I am. My reward is another fight, and the silence of God against my cries in the darkness. I do not trust God to save me, or save America. I have always been left on my own. 

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  15. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    This was done on purpose.

    At this point, we have to assume malevolence in all things. Half the nation wants us all dead. They would do it if they could

    Cancel Culture is Dress Rehearsal for Genocide.

    I’m betting on Divine Intervention. In the meantime, I’m wide awake.

    God has been short on that for the past 200 years. Certainly, he has never given me the answer I want on any personal prayer. Why should it be different at a national level? Everything I have every asked God to take from me, to divert He has let come upon me in all its fury.

    I am no counting on God’s protection for anything. He has never given me a reason to trust Him.

    But all the much-worse things that you never thought to ask for help with, THOSE he stopped.

    I don’t even understand what you mean by that. When I have needed God to do the things I cannot, he has not stepped in, he has let the car slide on the ice. I have been able to see the crash, sometimes for years, helpless to change it. The things I have had power over, yeah, I didn’t ask God for help because I had power. Sometimes those choices blew up in my face, but I had power. Often, those choices put my needs after others. They were the right thing to do.

     

    But this is a giant disruption of the thread. I am glad that Prayer works for you.

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  16. kedavis Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    This was done on purpose.

    At this point, we have to assume malevolence in all things. Half the nation wants us all dead. They would do it if they could

    Cancel Culture is Dress Rehearsal for Genocide.

    I’m betting on Divine Intervention. In the meantime, I’m wide awake.

    God has been short on that for the past 200 years. Certainly, he has never given me the answer I want on any personal prayer. Why should it be different at a national level? Everything I have every asked God to take from me, to divert He has let come upon me in all its fury.

    I am no counting on God’s protection for anything. He has never given me a reason to trust Him.

    But all the much-worse things that you never thought to ask for help with, THOSE he stopped.

    I don’t even understand what you mean by that. When I have needed God to do the things I cannot, he has not stepped in, he has let the car slide on the ice. I have been able to see the crash, sometimes for years, helpless to change it. The things I have had power over, yeah, I didn’t ask God for help because I had power. Sometimes those choices blew up in my face, but I had power. Often, those choices put my needs after others. They were the right thing to do.

     

    But this is a giant disruption of the thread. I am glad that Prayer works for you.

    Actually I was being more or less sarcastic – although not at YOUR expense – but should have included <sarc> and </sarc> or something.  And indeed, some of the other responses you receive seem to suggest “well just think how much worse things might be WITHOUT God!”

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  17. Jim McConnell Member
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    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    This was done on purpose.

    At this point, we have to assume malevolence in all things. Half the nation wants us all dead. They would do it if they could

    Cancel Culture is Dress Rehearsal for Genocide.

    I’m betting on Divine Intervention. In the meantime, I’m wide awake.

    God has been short on that for the past 200 years. Certainly, he has never given me the answer I want on any personal prayer. Why should it be different at a national level? Everything I have every asked God to take from me, to divert He has let come upon me in all its fury.

    I am no counting on God’s protection for anything. He has never given me a reason to trust Him.

    Wow Bryan! Thank you for being totally honest!!! I don’t know you, nor do I know your story, but God is not malevolent. He is a consuming fire though, and He is willing to engineer or allow things in our lives that He can use to draw us to Him. That probably sounds trite, but I mean it, I believe it, and I live it. Suffering does not mean He is not attending to you in love. Suffering is the way to depth of soul and strength of character … and it hurts like hell. That said, if I’m going to suffer, I want it to count. Romans 8:28. Peace to you.

    Well said, GLW.

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  18. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    This was done on purpose.

    At this point, we have to assume malevolence in all things. Half the nation wants us all dead. They would do it if they could

    Cancel Culture is Dress Rehearsal for Genocide.

    I’m betting on Divine Intervention. In the meantime, I’m wide awake.

    God has been short on that for the past 200 years. Certainly, he has never given me the answer I want on any personal prayer. Why should it be different at a national level? Everything I have every asked God to take from me, to divert He has let come upon me in all its fury.

    I am no counting on God’s protection for anything. He has never given me a reason to trust Him.

    Wow Bryan! Thank you for being totally honest!!! I don’t know you, nor do I know your story, but God is not malevolent. He is a consuming fire though, and He is willing to engineer or allow things in our lives that He can use to draw us to Him. That probably sounds trite, but I mean it, I believe it, and I live it. Suffering does not mean He is not attending to you in love. Suffering is the way to depth of soul and strength of character … and it hurts like hell. That said, if I’m going to suffer, I want it to count. Romans 8:28. Peace to you.

    So arranges for me to suffer so I can move closer to Him?

    I am a good person. I have long had a life of service, and placing others needs ahead of mine. I am told what a great person I am. My reward is another fight, and the silence of God against my cries in the darkness. I do not trust God to save me, or save America. I have always been left on my own.

    Man … oh, man … I want to know more. I wish there was a way we could talk more about this. There is a lot there in your short response, and I get it, believe me. The best hint I can give you about me is the journey of Joseph in the Bible (except for ruling Egypt).  :). 

    Don’t get me wrong; I do not make light of what you say. Not at all. I will be thinking of you, certainly over the next few days. 

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  19. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    This was done on purpose.

    At this point, we have to assume malevolence in all things. Half the nation wants us all dead. They would do it if they could

    Cancel Culture is Dress Rehearsal for Genocide.

    I’m betting on Divine Intervention. In the meantime, I’m wide awake.

    God has been short on that for the past 200 years. Certainly, he has never given me the answer I want on any personal prayer. Why should it be different at a national level? Everything I have every asked God to take from me, to divert He has let come upon me in all its fury.

    I am no counting on God’s protection for anything. He has never given me a reason to trust Him.

    Wow Bryan! Thank you for being totally honest!!! I don’t know you, nor do I know your story, but God is not malevolent. He is a consuming fire though, and He is willing to engineer or allow things in our lives that He can use to draw us to Him. That probably sounds trite, but I mean it, I believe it, and I live it. Suffering does not mean He is not attending to you in love. Suffering is the way to depth of soul and strength of character … and it hurts like hell. That said, if I’m going to suffer, I want it to count. Romans 8:28. Peace to you.

    So arranges for me to suffer so I can move closer to Him?

    I am a good person. I have long had a life of service, and placing others needs ahead of mine. I am told what a great person I am. My reward is another fight, and the silence of God against my cries in the darkness. I do not trust God to save me, or save America. I have always been left on my own.

    Man … oh, man … I want to know more. I wish there was a way we could talk more about this. There is a lot there in your short response, and I get it, believe me. The best hint I can give you about me is the journey of Joseph in the Bible (except for ruling Egypt). :).

    Don’t get me wrong; I do not make light of what you say. Not at all. I will be thinking of you, certainly over the next few days.

    Thank you

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  20. Columbo Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    This was done on purpose.

    At this point, we have to assume malevolence in all things. Half the nation wants us all dead. They would do it if they could

    Cancel Culture is Dress Rehearsal for Genocide.

    I’m betting on Divine Intervention. In the meantime, I’m wide awake.

    God has been short on that for the past 200 years. Certainly, he has never given me the answer I want on any personal prayer. Why should it be different at a national level? Everything I have every asked God to take from me, to divert He has let come upon me in all its fury.

    I am no counting on God’s protection for anything. He has never given me a reason to trust Him.

    When I find myself using the words “never” and “every”, I force myself to stop and to gain a different perspective, especially as it relates to God and His omnipotence. It is I who is off base, and never (see what I did there?) is it Him.

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  21. God-LovingWoman Coolidge
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    Columbo (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    God-LovingWoman (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    This was done on purpose.

    At this point, we have to assume malevolence in all things. Half the nation wants us all dead. They would do it if they could

    Cancel Culture is Dress Rehearsal for Genocide.

    I’m betting on Divine Intervention. In the meantime, I’m wide awake.

    God has been short on that for the past 200 years. Certainly, he has never given me the answer I want on any personal prayer. Why should it be different at a national level? Everything I have every asked God to take from me, to divert He has let come upon me in all its fury.

    I am no counting on God’s protection for anything. He has never given me a reason to trust Him.

    When I find myself using the words “never” and “every”, I force myself to stop and to gain a different perspective, especially as it relates to God and His omnipotence. It is I who is off base, and never (see what I did there?) is it Him.

    Well said 

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