Weekly Email 7/28/22: July Monthly Meeting Tonight! Get Your Gun Prom Tickets!
We’re hearing rumors that we’re about to get a massive “no way” response from the California DOJ just weeks we filed demands for information under the California Public Records Act after their colossal data breach a few weeks back.
It’s CRITICAL that Gavin Newsom and AG Rob Bonta are held accountable for putting targets on the back of gun owners in California, and we have to be ready to fight back when we get our response.
The Department of Justice has an army of lawyers chomping at the bit to fight back and block us from holding their boss accountable, which means it’s even more critical for us to be prepared, and we need to raise about $2200 more to prepare our eventual response.
By now, you may have received a letter from the California Attorney General’s Office notifying you that your private, confidential information may have been compromised. We hear your outrage regarding the recent database leak by the California Attorney General’s Office — and we share it!
Criminals who want to target someone who owns a firearm now have a list to use. Identity thieves now have a list of thousands of easy targets. Extremists who disagree with a gun owner’s civil right to keep and bear arms now have a list of enemies to target and harass. Stalkers now have access to sensitive information, including home address, of their targets.
We also discussed “Can you sue the government for doxxing gun owners?” on this week’s episode of Gun Owners Radio. Check out the segment HERE.
Check below for a message from our Executive Director for ways to stay vigilant and stay safe.
Together, We Will Win.
April 1st thru Dec 31st, 2022
New members who sign up between April 1st and December 31st 2022 will be entered into a drawing, during the month of their sign up, to win* a CCW, CCW Skills Builder or a Personal Shooting Clinic with Defensive Tactics and Firearms.
Thank you to our friends at Defensive Tactics and Firearms and Advisory Board Member: Shane Regan
*$35 Range fee Required at the time of class
Current Member, July Incentive!
“Sign Up a Friend”
Current Members, get a friend to signup and join the fight in the month of July and be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card for Blue Collar Firearms.
Thank you to our friends at Blue Collar Firearms and Advisory Board Member: Trisha Kinney for donating July’s incentive.
Calling All Members, We Need Your Help!
Do you find yourself watching the local news or reading the newspaper, saying “Someone should do something!”?
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VOLUNTEER INCENTIVE REWARD!
Volunteer for Tabletops/Gun Shows and Events to receive the following Incentive Rewards:
Complete 15 hours and receive a Free Skill Builders Class with Instructor Shane at Defensive Tactics and Firearms ($200 Value)
Complete 100 Hours and receive a 2-hour Private Lesson with Instructor Shane of Defensive Tactics and Firearms ($200 Value)
A Special Message from the Executive Director
Dear IEGO Members and Supporters,
By now you have heard about the database leak by the State of California. The name, address, and age of everyone who has a California CCW was posted to a California DOJ webpage for the entire world to see.
This is completely and totally unacceptable. Whether it was incompetence or malfeasance, it is horribly offensive. We will do our part as an organization to ensure there is an investigation, people are held accountable, and appropriate lawsuits happen.
I have received more emails, texts, phone calls, and messages about this database debacle than anything ever in the history of IEGO. We hear you, and we are just as outraged.
What can you do now?
While lawsuits and investigations are being coordinated and considered, this is a great time for you to evaluate all that you are doing to remain safe and secure against all attacks. As bad as this is, there are activities people do every day that put them at far more risk of being the victim of crime. Are you doing everything you can do to make sure you and your family stay safe?
Consider security systems and cameras at your house.
Make sure all your virus software is installed and updated.
Consult with security professionals to make sure your home, computer, and business are all protected.
Monitor your credit. One of the best ways to protect yourself from identity theft is to monitor your credit history. To obtain free copies of your credit reports from the three major credit bureaus go to https://www.annualcreditreport.com.
Consider placing a free credit freeze on your credit report. Identity thieves will not be able to open a new credit account in your name while the freeze is in place. You can place a credit freeze by contacting each of the three major credit bureaus:
Place a fraud alert on your credit report. A fraud alert helps protect you against the possibility of someone opening new credit accounts in your name. A fraud alert lasts 90 days and can be renewed. To post a fraud alert on your credit file, you must contact one of the three major credit reporting agencies listed above. Keep in mind that if you place a fraud alert with any one of the three major credit reporting agencies, the alert will be automatically added by the other two agencies as well.
Additional Resources. If you are a victim of identity theft, contact your local police department or sheriff’s office right away. You may also report identity theft and generate a recovery plan using the Federal Trade Commission’s website at gov. For more information and resources visit the Attorney General’s website at oag.ca.gov/idtheft.
There are endless sources, articles, books, and professionals that can give you advice. Everyone’s situation is different, but the worst thing you can do is nothing. The risk of you being targeted due to this CCW data dump by the state is likely to be low, but use this as a catalyst to make sure you are doing all that you should to stay safe. If anything does happen, contact law enforcement and IEGO immediately. We are happy to help in any way we are able.
Together, We Will Win. It is not just our motto. It is how we live. Let us know if you need help.
Become a #NotMeIE Ambassador
The #NotMeIE program is a mentor/mentee referral service run by women for women to help them:
Obtain firearms training
Get assistance in choosing and purchasing a firearm
Obtain a CCW
How does the program work?
A potential client can fill out the application for service on our website. Once received, the project manager reviews the application and assigns the client to an Ambassador. An Ambassador then contacts the client to begin the process of walking them through whatever their firearm needs are. After the client has been successfully helped, their case is closed, and the Ambassador is given a new client to work with. Some of our Ambassadors are also NRA certified trainers. They are very knowledgeable in all aspects of firearms training and purchasing. IEGO also offers an online CCW seminar once a month. Check the IEGO website for upcoming dates. If you are an experienced gun owner and are interested in becoming an Ambassador for the #NotMeIE program please reach out to Karla at [email protected]
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