Could A Stronger “Red Flag” Law In Illinois Have Stopped A Shooting In Tennessee?
Months before four people were gunned down at a Tennessee Waffle House, authorities had seized the weapons of the shooter Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois. Reinking, who tried to cross a security barrier to meet President Trump, had his firearm license, known as a FOID card, revoked and guns removed from his ownership.
Law enforcement gave the guns, including the AR-15 rifle used in the Waffle House shooting, to his father, who then gave them back to his son. Morning Shift catches you up on the latest in this fast-developing story and examines how FOID card laws work in Illinois.
Elvia Malagon, Chicago Tribune reporter
Kirk Miller, Northern Illinois University professor
Julieta Martinelli, Nashville Public Radio reporter