About a week ago a reader sent me an email:
Subject: Gun Registration Fail
An important part of the DC Police hack that nobody is covering or even speculating on:
DC has gun registration, handled by the MPD.
Presumably (NO EVIDENCE OF THIS YET): The hackers now have:
A list of every legal gun owner in DC, with their home address, work address, birthplace, and Social Security number.
A list of every legal gun each gun owner owns.
The location that gun is kept in the home (DC requires this information as part of the registration process).
A list of every Carry Permit holder in DC.
you can find the Reg form here for the information collected, and _potentially_ stolen/hacked.
Regardless, this is an additional risk of gun and gun owner registration. And not just to gun owners. If the bad guys have a list of all the gun owners in a city that means they also know which homes don’t have gun owners. Hence, they can create their own list of soft targets.
This is just one of the risks, to the entire population, of the illegal registration of an inalienable right.