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Joshua Salzmann, PhD
Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, IL 60625-4699)
The History of Gun Control in Chicago, 1968-2010

Writing an article on the history of gun control in Chicago from 1968 to 2010 for an academic journal.

My project is an article entitled, “The History of Gun Control in Chicago, 1968-2010.” Since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Americans have been locked in a debate over gun control and the meaning of the 2nd Amendment. Perhaps no city occupies as significant a place in that debate as Chicago, which has a history of terrible violence and stringent gun laws. In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court solidified the city’s crucial place in that debate when it issued a landmark ruling in McDonald v. Chicago, which limited American cities’ power to regulate guns. There is no academic, historical study of Chicago’s firearm laws. My article addresses this lacuna. [Edited by staff]

Project fields:
Political History; U.S. History; Urban History

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/15/2020 – 8/15/2020