California: MASSIVE Data Breach and Significant Registration Problems with CA DOJ’s “Assault Weapon” Registration System

Following the closure of the “assault weapon” registration period, NRA and CRPA received complaints from hundreds of individuals who were unable to register their firearms as required because CA DOJ’s online application system was unable to handle the amount of traffic it received. Constant crashes and errors plagued DOJ’s online registration system for weeks leading up to the registration deadline. Because DOJ only provided an electronic means of registration, it was impossible for those who faced these issues to register their firearms.

Possibly even more concerning with DOJ’s online registration system were the reports of the system’s improper disclosure of personal information to other users. There have been confirmed reports of individuals attempting to register their firearms who were improperly given access to the account information associated with another individual, due to a complete breakdown of CA DOJ’s registration application system. In some cases, the system allowed users to see all the personal information (including home address, telephone number, email, and Driver’s License number) for another user and all the information that user had submitted for registering their firearms as “assault weapons”—including the firearms make/model/serial number and all of the photos and attachments to the user’s registration application.


Well, that’s what you get for registering your fucking guns.

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9 Responses to California: MASSIVE Data Breach and Significant Registration Problems with CA DOJ’s “Assault Weapon” Registration System

  1. Bad_Brad says:

    This isn’t the first time that this has happened with the state of California. I think last time was a partial list of carry permit holders.
    We have most of our customers converting to a featureless gun.

  2. lineman says:

    But but CA conservatives are going to rise up and throw off the yoke of their oppressors…. Shaking my head…

  3. Elmo says:

    Meanwhile, over at Western Rifle Shooters Association this morning –
    ‘By What Legitimate Authority Do You Claim The Right To Do That?’

  4. Towser says:

    I’m sure it was just an “innocent” mistake.

  5. RTinWeimar says:

    And the quiet from the crickets grows increasingly louder.

  6. Steve says:

    Isn’t an M1 Garand completely OK in CA? Mine always visited with me when I had to drive over from AZ. Nothing like 8 rounds of .308 (yes, a converted one).

  7. Anon Y. Mous says:

    Maybe the volume of “assault” firearms in CA – such that it caused such a condition – would send a message to the fuckwitted tyrants who run that dark and fascist state….but, then again, that’s why they’re fuckwits.

  8. Mike_C says:

    Well, if California gives it another go and opens up another “gun registration amnesty” period, it occurs to me that it would be a civic-minded and virtuous thing to do if a computer-security savvy someone (or someones) undertook to help busy politicians and other progressive public figures register all the “assault weapons” belonging to those politicians and progs. Anonymously and untraceably of course, because real charity is doing things for others without seeking the spotlight — or any reward other than the satisfaction of having helped another human being.

    It’d be a real shame if that helpful someone made some errors along the way, such as perhaps attributing ownership of scary black AR-15s and brutal AK-74s to obviously good people like the folks down the block with the “Hate Has No Home Here, All Religions Welcome” and “No Human Being is Illegal” signs all over their lawn. But mistakes will happen despite the best of intentions. And if a Good Person gets xir (sic) door kicked down by ATFE based on erroneous information, well that’s the price of progress.

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