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Everytown’s Trace Media alumni plagiarizes Mom-At-Arms research into FOID card

Updated: Mar 25

Copying is often a sign of flattery. It's a form of a compliment. However, when grassroots work is copied by large well funded organizations, we are in a different territory.


Today (3/24/23), our friends with the Firearms Policy Coalition sent out this tweet:


https://twitter.com/fpcaction/status/1639281749652897799?s=46&t=JYcp54lk6lZn8eeAcbcMEA




Upon opening the Marshall Project link, it looked very similar. Like....it has been written before.....by US! In 2021, we published some never before seen research that detailed the history of the FOID card dating back to the 1960's (which is more in-depth than the Marshall Project's article). Click below to read it.


https://www.mom-at-arms.com/post/turns-out-the-foid-card-exists-because-of-racial-tensions-and-armed-blacks


Now fast forward to two weeks ago as of this article's publish date (3/24/23). An Illinois firearms instructor did a video on our article and sourced us/gave us credit for the info. Here's that link/video.




"I tried to find that info for years, but never knew where to look.  You guys saved me countless hours", Alpha Koncepts said. Now fast forward to today and the Marshall Projects article.


https://www.themarshallproject.org/2023/03/24/chicago-gun-laws-strict-history-illinois


When the article touches on the FOID card, it is clear that our article was viewed, right down to the way we including the long forgotten (before our article) newspaper clippings. I mean, take a look.


Our of our 2021 article:



2023 Marshall Project article: