Where is kernel he knows this stuff?
Look on the form you fill out when you purchase from an FFL..
"Have you ever been committed for psychological observation."
Committed is the key word here, not voluntary.. So she would have to legally answer yes. Yes opens up a whole can of worms on the sale. She might get a conditional till they check things out..
My neighbor got hauled off. Kept screaming and playing loud music early morning hours. Really did not do anything wrong, just driving us all nuts.
L.O.s finally had enough.. Much easier to drive him too the looney bin and drop him off, than loose a whole shift driving him way south of the county too jail.
He really was not doing anything bad. Neighbors just got tired of listening too Rap Diddy on full blast at 3:00 a.m.
They took his guns. A month later he got a lawyer and got them back..
So can Mrs. Liddy get her guns back.. Probably yes.
She just may have difficulty, on her next FFL purchase.