Everyone talks about how gun friendly FL is. It is to most extents. FL has the Baker Act which allows involuntary commitment under emergency circumstances by doctors, mental health professionals, judges, and law enforcement officers. Even if you get committed under the Baker Act and they say you're not mentally ill if you get Baker Acted you lose your gun rights under Federal law.
When I was a on a local PD in NJ in the 70s there were times when we would encounter people that were really looney tunes. They would be taken to the ER and the ER doctor would make an evaluation and if the doctor thought the person needed it they'd be taken to one of the state mental hospitals. This all stopped when states (not only NJ) found it cheaper to prescribe drugs than spend money on state mental hospitals.
Now there are many people out there that just about anyone can evaluate and and determine that person is nuts. While I understand there are valid reasons for emergency commitments I don't think short term ones should disqualify you from gun ownership. I can see a doctor or mental health professional ordering one. A judge should be able to based on evidence from professionals and that should come from both sides. A LEO in FL can have you short termed committed based solely on their evaluation.
Can you point me towards the Florida Statute (or regulation) that covers this? I want to review it. And, by this, I mean the specific language that says "A LEO in FL can have you short termed committed, etc..." I'm reviewing FS 394.xxx now, but I want to see if there are any due process rights of the "committed" person before the firearms are seized.