Waffle House Shooter’s Mom Claims Lack Of School Prayer Causes Mass Shootings

Apr 25, 2018

By Michael Stone

The mother of Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking is a Christian homeschool advocate who claims mass shootings are caused by a lack of prayer in school.

Earlier this week Reinking was taken into custody after killing four people of color and wounding two others at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, early Sunday morning.

According to reports, Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois, began shooting patrons and employees with an AR-15 rifle about 3:25 a.m. at the 24-hour restaurant on Murfreesboro Pike in Antioch, near Nashville.

The Chicago Tribune reports Reinking came from a Christian family and was home-schooled:

He came from a Christian family and was home-schooled.

In addition, Reinking collected guns, struggled with mental health issues, and identified as a sovereign citizen.

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5 comments on “Waffle House Shooter’s Mom Claims Lack Of School Prayer Causes Mass Shootings

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    flyingfsck says:

    “He came from a Christian family” – Well, obviously the world would be a better place if we convert all Christians to Muslim…



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  • The mother of Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking is a Christian homeschool advocate who claims mass shootings are caused by a lack of prayer in school.

    So she does not see a connection between her son’s home schooling in a prayer infested household, and his role as a shooter?

    It sounds like she went to the same religious “problem-solving” diagnostic classes as these donors!

    In the wake of one of the deadliest US high school shootings, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has raised its biggest haul in donations in 15 years.



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  • Well, in truth they are all three domestic terrorists. Or “sovereign citizens.”
    The mother encouraged his behavior and is continuing to place blame elsewhere than herself. The father gave him the guns back.
    Religion is another way to isolate and homeschooling reinforces the social isolation.
    How often has homeschooling gone bad? Lots.



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  • In the wake of one of the deadliest US high school shootings, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has raised its biggest haul in donations in 15 years.

    I can’t imagine any human in his right mind, after a school shooting thinking, “I’d better send in more money”
    That alone should disqualify you for a weapon. That isn’t rational. (what was I thinking? these are Americans)



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  • alf1200 #4
    Apr 25, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    I can’t imagine any human in his right mind, after a school shooting thinking,
    “I’d better send in more money”

    Trump and Co. came up with “We’d better send in more guns”!

    I think he planned to use “Republican NRA fairy dust”, to distinguish concealed weapons carried by teachers and security staff, from concealed weapons carried by shooters!

    I can’t imagine any human in his right mind, . . . . .

    Still! You were spot-on with the first statement!



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