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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Protect Our Gun Rights
Help Undo the Damage of I-594!
BELLEVUE, WA – Four Second Amendment organizations, including
the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, announced
today they are offering a $4,000 reward for information leading to the
arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for
the slaying of Donnie Chin, a respected activist in Seattle’s
International District, and also a devoted firearms enthusiast and
collector. CCRKBA has pooled resources with the Washington Arms
Collectors (WAC), of which Chin was a longtime member, Second Amendment
Foundation and Protect Our Gun Rights (POGR), a gun rights umbrella
group. Chin was fatally shot early on the morning of July 23 while
patrolling the Chinatown International District. He was the founder of
the International District Emergency Center (IDEC) when he was a young
teen. He was also an active WAC member and table holder at the group’s
monthly gun shows at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. “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.” “Donnie Chin earned the respect of his friends and neighbors
in the firearms community, as well as those in the International
District,” added CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, a former WAC director.
“He was a mainstay at Puyallup, and we owe it to his memory to help
track down the people who did this.” “We hope by offering this reward that someone will step
forward and help put Donnie’s killer behind bars,” said POGR Treasurer
Phil Watson. “Somebody knows who did this. They need to contact Seattle
police immediately and help take Donnie’s killer off the streets.” Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that
could help solve this crime is encouraged to contact the SPD Homicide
TIP line at 206-233-5000. Those interested in contributing to the reward fund should
contact WAC’s Renton office at 425-255-8410 or CCRKBA at 425-454-4911.
Photo: WAC Member and International District Emergency Center director
Donnie Chin was recently honored by OCA-Greater Seattle with a Golden