Last week, you published “Bill curbs gun buys by mentally ill people” and “Bradshaw requests $3 million for special crisis unit.” This is a perfect example of one hand not knowing what the other hand is doing.
In the first story, Miami-Dade County Judge Steven Leifman made clear to the House Criminal Justice Committee that after a person is Baker Acted, as long as he agrees to further treatment after 72 hours he can purchase a gun legally. The judge pointed out that only one percent of Baker Acts result in involuntary commitment. This leaves 99 percent of persons who have been deemed a danger to themselves or others to do as they wish.
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