This article from the Cato Institute discusses the myths and realities of Gun Control. It offers many metrics on this topic as well as studies done in various areas. The article makes two major points. The first is that tragedies involving guns are typically not the result of deficiency in gun control. Rather, the shooters of these tragedies had violated many gun laws. The specific tragedy mentioned was the Columbine shooting. The second point was that states that allow citizens to carry concealed weapons typically have lower crime rates.
These metrics support two IMT concepts discussed in class. One, it is a natural law that when you try to control something, its outcome will always go in the opposite direction than what you were initially aiming. In this case, trying to control crime rates by gun control actually increases crime. Another IMT concept demonstrated here is the idea of rules being a reflection of the people. It is evident that stricter gun control rules are not reflecting what people want efficiently, because people are not following them.