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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

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