According to new reporting, the suspected shooter at a Waffle House in Tennessee was also arrested by the Secret Service in July for being in the wrong place at the White House.
NEW INFO about suspected shooter: Travis Reinking was arrested by Secret Service in July for being in restricted area of White House. AR-15 used today had been seized after that, but IL law enforcement returned it to his father who gave it back to Reinking. pic.twitter.com/owdzbe0GaI
— Natalie Allison (@natalie_allison) April 22, 2018
Per Nashville Police, Travis Reinking was arrested by USSS in July 2017 for being in a restricted area near The White House.
FBI & Tazewell Co, IL authorities interviewed him
IL authorities revoked his firearms authorization & seized 4 weapons (including the AR-15 used today)
— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) April 22, 2018
Oh, so his incident at the White House led to his AR-15 and other firearms being taken away from him. But he got the AR-15 back. Interesting.
But tell us more about how gun laws work. https://t.co/veghHllPqP
— Sam 'The🐰FOO' Janney (@PolitiBunny) April 22, 2018
Just wild how the NRA forced his dad to give him a rifle after the police took it away https://t.co/UsfzQ4wrUN
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) April 22, 2018
Editor’s Note: The headline has been updated.