Assemblyman Thurston “Smitty” Smith Submits Letter to Attorney General Rob Bonta Regarding Recent CCW Data Leak

APPLE VALLEY, CA – Last week, Assemblyman Thurston “Smitty” Smith and a coalition of Assembly Republican Caucus lawmakers sent a letter to California Attorney General Rob Bonta regarding a recent data leak of confidential data affecting California’s concealed-carry permit holders.

“Law-abiding gun owners in California have continued to see their rights diminished by the current administration in Sacramento. To make matters worse, the Attorney General’s office has leaked their personal data to the public. I expect a thorough investigation into this data leaked,” said Assemblyman Thurston “Smitty” Smith.

The letter asks the Attorney General to submit the investigation findings regarding this data leak. The leak occurred on Monday, June 28th, with the Firearms Dashboard Portal launch, a database intended to keep records of firearms sales.

The letter submitted last week can also be viewed here.

Assemblymember Thurston “Smitty” Smith (R-Apple Valley) is a retired small business owner and a longtime advocate for California’s taxpayers. He is the former three-term mayor of Hesperia. Smitty and his wife, Margaret, have been residents of the 33rd Assembly District for over 32 years, where they raised their two children together. Learn more about Smitty at: