Jeff Reinking, Travis Reinking’s Father, is an Accomplice to Murder

Filed in National by on April 23, 2018

The Waffle House Shooter, Travis Reinking, “was arrested by the Secret Service for trespassing near the White House in July 2017.”

Reinking said he wanted to meet with US President Donald Trump and told a Secret Service officer at the northeast entrance that he was a “sovereign citizen” who had a “right to inspect the grounds,” according to a Metropolitan Police Department incident report dated July 7, 2017.

He was charged with unlawful entry, an arrest report states, but the charges were dismissed after he completed community service.

At the FBI’s request, Reinking’s Illinois firearms authorization was revoked, and four weapons — including the AR-15 style rifle used in the Sunday’s shooting — were seized

Authorities in Tazewell County, Illinois, later returned the seized weapons to Reinking’s father, who gave them back to his son, police said.

Via Pandora @bluedelware “The father needs to be charged.”

I agree.

“(Reinking’s father) was allowed to do that after he assured deputies he would keep them secure and away from Travis,” Huston told the Tennessean.

A common gun nut refrain is “enforce the laws already on the books.” The full weight of the law should come down on this shithead, and his shithead murderous son.

Jeff Reinkeing – shithead father and accomplice to murder

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  1. Arthur says:

    Illinois is just as complicit.

  2. pandora says:

    100% agree. It’s past time to hold these terrorists’ suppliers accountable. If you give your kid back their guns after their seized by authorities then you are charged as an accessory (or aiding and abetting) to murder. If your kid murders people with your (obviously unsecured) gun, you are charged. If your kid kills themselves with your gun – you are charged.

    All this talk about responsible gun owners is just that – talk. Start charging the parents. At least they’ll start locking up their guns.

    Jeff Reinkeing should be charged, have his guns seized and be banned from purchasing guns. Forever. There is no excuse for what he did.

  3. Alby says:

    @Arthur: No, it’s not. The “authorities in Tazewell County” is a far cry from “Illinois,” as in the entire state.

    The father promised to keep them away from the son and didn’t. How does anything the state did come close to that?

  4. puck says:

    He should certainly be sued by the victim’s families.

  5. Paul says:

    We must be honest and admit we cannot interdict these men before they shoot. The most prudent solution is to remove this class of weapon until we can consistently interdict them. Delaware legislators are dithering about this in the fashion typical for them. What are they protecting? An upcoming vote in the future? The clock on school shootings is ticking now. It is only a matter of if, not whether, a shooting will happen in a Delaware school. The time to be proactive is now, not after dead Delaware students are carted out of a local high school on guerneys, parents and fellow students weeping, then angry, that our legislators did not act decisively to interdict these heinous shootings.

  6. Jason330 says:

    The father had a pretty good chance to interdict. That said, yes. All four people who were shot died. That is entirely due to the killing capacity of the weapon given to the shooter by his accomplice.

  7. mouse says:

    Life in prison for anyone who gives or sells a implement of death to someone who murders with it

  8. Paul says:

    I misspoke. It is a matter of when, not if.

  9. Wayne A Chinander says:

    Jeff & Judy Reinking’s address is XXXXXXXXX. Rd #1, Morton, Ill XXXXXX, ph XXX-XXX-XXXX. They have shut down websites for their business–XXXXXX XXXXXXXX , Tremont, Ill 61568
    Please visit their business and residence to express your thanks that he gave weapons to his son Travis despite being told by the Secret Service, FBI, and Illinois law enforcement to keep guns away from Travis!! Jeff & Judy should not be allowed to move around in public and to threaten public safety! Give the SOB and his wife a rude finger from me!

    Ed Note: This comment has been edited.

  10. jason330 says:

    I don’t know about that. I’d rather everyone call their Delaware State Senator and ask them to support the assault weapons ban.

  11. Link says:

    I am sure Jeff and Judith Reinking’s life, as they knew it, is over. They have no one to blame but Jeff for his careless consideration for his fellow man and woman. He agreed to lock up the weapons. He lied.

    Yes, obviously mentally ill Travis did the horrific deed of murder and assault but for the generosity of his father’s irresponsible and possibly criminal behavior Travis wouldn’t have had his weapons available to kill.

    There will be lawsuits, imagine the Reinking family will be sued at least four times, but the parents actions will not be diminished by money. No money will heal all the broken hearts. I do think it unusual there have been no family statements. An ‘I’m Sorry’ would be nice. Just sayin’ . . .

  12. jason330 says:

    From the local paper:

    Transfers of weapons from one family member to another as a “bona fide gift” are exempt from a requirement under Illinois law that the owner first verify with state police that the recipient of the gun has a valid FOID card.

    More information is required before a decision on whether to charge Jeffrey Reinking is made, Tazewell County State’s Attorney Stuart Umholtz said Monday in an email to The Pantagraph.

    “At this point, our office does not possess enough information to determine if Jeffrey Reinking committed a criminal offense. When our office receives information from the criminal investigation, particularly from the FBI, we will be in a position to determine if any violation occurred,” Umholtz said.

    Whatever the federal gun charges, Jeff is guilty of being an accompliced to murder.

  13. LL Ross says:

    I agree with most of you, but feel you are letting the mother off the hook too easily. They both need to spend the rest of their lives are pariahs.

  14. Jason330 says:

    It is probably pretty hard having a mentally ill adult son. I think the least you could do for your son would be to keep him from having access to guns. Actually GIVING them access to assault weapons… yeah, that marks the Reinkings as the worst people in the world.

  15. Dana says:

    The irony is that Jeff Reinking might be convicted of felonies over this, while his son gets off as not guilty by reason of insanity. The boy is obviously crazy, nuts, loony tunes.

    There’s a legal question here that I haven’t seen addressed: Travis Reinking’s weapons were seized, but then given to his father, right? Who owned the weapons when they were initially seized? If they were the property of the younger Mr Reinking, then the authorities gave the weapons to someone who did not own them. That would constitute illegal transfer of contraband. Such would seem to be legal only if the elder Mr Reinking owned them in the first place.

  16. jason330 says:

    You can thank the NRA for muddying up the legal picture with regard to the gifting of the murder weapon.

    Also, not being a lawyer, I got the terms wrong. Since he wasn’t present at the crime Jeff Reinking is an accessory to murder – not an accomplice.

  17. jason330 says:

    Also – criminally negligent.

  18. jeff says:

    Dana, none of the guns Travis owned were never actually seized by police. His ability to own them was revoked by the state when they took his firearms owner ID card (FOID). All IL residents are required to have a FOID to own a gun or ammo. Given his troubled past, the police recommended his card be revoked by the state so he relinquished ownership of the guns to his dad. His dad then “promised” the Tazewell county sheriff that Travis would never have access to them, which turned out to be a lie. Travis could own the guns legally in TN, the big question is did dad give them back in IL or take them to TN?