Waffle House Shooter's Father Had Right To Keep Surrendered Weapons

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Authorities in Illinois say the  Tennessee Waffle House shooter's father had the legal right to keep the  weapons that Travis Reinking once surrendered to officers.  In a news  conference today, Tazewell County Sheriff Robert Huston said Reinking voluntarily surrendered four firearms to deputies back in August of  2017.  This was after Reinking was arrested by U.S. Secret Service for  being in a restricted area near the White House in July of 2017.  Huston  said Reinking's father was present during the weapon surrender and had a  valid Illinois firearm owner ID, so he was allowed to take custody of  the weapons.  For now, it's still unclear how Reinking repossessed the  firearms.  Huston said there is evidence of some sort of mental health  issues involved in today's shooting that left four dead and several  injured.  Reinking remains at-large and possibly armed with two guns  police believe are missing. 

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