Reader Garret C. writes:
Donnie Chin, a leader and protector of Seattle’s Chinatown/International District community, was caught in the crossfire during a violent dispute between two rival groups outside of a hookah bar on July 23rd. Chin was the director of the International District Emergency Center, a community aid organization, and was responding to a call for help . . .
Seattle gun control groups have predictably used this latest crime to push for more gun control while omitting this important fact: Chin was a member and supporter of the local gun community, including being active for over 20 years with the Washington Arms Collectors.
“Donnie was a dedicated WAC member for 20 years and often had a table at our events,” said WAC Executive Director Phil Shave, a retired law-enforcement professional. “He was one of our own and his WAC friends and colleagues want his killer or killers brought to justice. He gave so much to his community in Seattle, and he was well-liked and respected by his WAC brothers and sisters. We won’t rest until those responsible are apprehended.”
WAC, the Second Amendment Foundation, CCRKBA, and Protect Our Gun Rights, all local gun rights groups, are now offering a $5000 reward to anyone with information that can help to solve Donnie’s murder.