Newtown shooting prompts calls for mental health reform This is a frightening analysis of a problem that will not go away with simply new gun restrictions. Each of us either knows a family or situation where someone's mental stability is questionable. Many of them have access to weapons that can literally destroy dozens of people within seconds. It is sobering to think that there are thousands of situations where people are on the edge. How many more Newtowns or Aurora or Columbines will it take before these issues are addressed?