Father Who Gave Gun To Mass Shooter Gets 18 Months

Peoria’s NPR affiliate reports:

Jeffrey Reinking of Morton was sentenced Friday to 18 months in state prison for illegally returning an AR-15 rifle to his son Travis, who was mentally ill.

The gun was later used by Travis in a deadly 2018 mass shooting at a Nashville, Tennessee Waffle House that left four people dead and four others wounded. He was sentenced to life in prison without a chance of parole.

The elder Reinking, 59, held his son’s firearms after his FOID card was revoked in the summer of 2017. But when his son decided to move to Tennessee later that year, his father gave the guns back.

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