FBI Gave Killer The AR 15 Used In Waffle House Shooting
Yet again another mass shooting has happened, and the shooter was known to authorities prior to the murders. It is becoming as routine as the predictable cries for gun control, before any of the facts are known, by extremist liberals bent on removing the Constitutional right to bear arms.
Six people were shot on Sunday morning, four of whom died, at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee by a gunman who appeared to randomly pick his targets. But the shocking truth of why he had a gun to begin with is just as infuriating as what he did with it.
In July 2017 the suspect in Sunday’s shooting, Travis Reinking, told a Washington D.C. Metropolitan police officer that he had to speak to the president and that he was a “sovereign citizen” and allowed to inspect the White House grounds, CNN reported.
The officer repeatedly told Reinking to move but Reinking started to walk past the officer, daring him to arrest him. “Do what you need to do. Arrest me if you have to,” he said.
Reinking was detained but would not leave the grounds and was arrested and charged with unlawful entry, according to the police report, cited by CNN.
After he was released from custody he was interviewed by the FBI in Illinois where authorities revoked his firearm authorization and seized four weapons. One of the weapons that the FBI took from him was the AR 15 used in Sunday’s shooting.
For some unknown reason authorities returned the firearms to Reinking’s father, who gave them back to his son. A man that he and authorities should have suspected had mental issues based on his actions.
On Sunday Reinking took the AR 15 that the FBI gave back to him, via his father, and murdered two people outside of the Waffle House. He then went inside and shot more people, killing a third at the scene. A fourth victim died later at a hospital.
The shooting only stopped when a hero named James Shaw Jr. wrestled the gun from Reinking.
Metro Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said that Shaw “saw the gunman looking at his rifle. At that point, the shots had stopped.”
“So he decided to rush the gunman, actually wrestled that assault rifle away, tossed it over the counter. At that point, the gunman then fled,” Aaron said.
In doing that, God only knows how many lives Shaw saved. More lives that would have been taken because the FBI thought it was a good idea to give Reinking his guns back Blaming the guns is simple but getting to the root of why people like this have access to guns is a more complex issue. In too many cases authorities are aware that these shooters were a danger long before they committed their heinous acts.
In the Parkland, Florida shooting, the Pulse Nightclub shooting, San Bernardino shooting and countless others, authorities were aware of the danger and did nothing., When will there be a march on that?