Skip to comments.Chinese business owners, fearful of being robbed, are turning to guns for protection
Posted on 05/08/2018 11:42:05 AM PDT by Zhang Fei
When closing time nears, local Chinese restaurant owners say they must quickly decide whether to greet people approaching the entrance doors with a welcoming smile or a drawn gun.
Their fears continue after they lock up for the night, checking their rear-view mirrors for headlights as they drive home. They want to make sure robbers aren't following them.
Dozens of Chinese business owners in the Triangle say they have felt targeted by thieves for so long that they have turned to firearms, including AR-15 assault-style rifles, to defend their livelihoods and their families. About 100 small-business owners have banned together to form the North Carolina Chinese Hunting Club to train in shooting techniques.
They're changing their mentality, said John Wang, a local business owner who translated into English for four other Chinese business owners. "Now, they're going to start shooting back.
The club formed two years ago, but some members say their fears intensified after 42-year-old Durham restaurant owner Hong Zheng was killed outside his home on April 15. Police arrested a 28-year-old man 12 days later and charged him with murder and attempted robbery.
It was the fifth time people had broken into or attempted to break into Zheng's home since November 2015.
Most N.C. Chinese Hunting Club members have been robbed, at their businesses or their homes.
Raleigh restaurant owner Lang Dong said he doesn't leave his home without strapping a 9 mm, semi-automatic pistol to his hip. He prefers the reliability of a Glock 17 the most frequently carried sidearm by law enforcement.
Dong and his wife own seven guns, including three pistols. They keep one AR-15 and one shotgun in their restaurant, and they do the same at their house.
He said criminals have robbed or tried to rob his restaurant six times
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Thanks to Cheerio for the above!
Do you really think the cops will be there for them?
As Chinese American, I am very pleased
2nd Amendment / Right to Survive bump for later....
Left side: Perp who killed Durham restaurant owner Hong Zhen
And who might these thieves be? Teens, youths, young adults, other euphemisms? Fortunately each description is clear to the rest of us. So yes, arm yourselves and defend your work, families and selves. You’ve earned it.
Gee, imagine that? The reaction of normal people to threats of crime and violence is to arm and protect themselves
And didn’t I just see on Golden State Killer docs that locals armed up to the tune of 3,000 or more guns as word of a serial rapist was hitting the news?
Oh the irony. Did you happen to see those docs, Publicity Hogg? Or were you too busy memorizing lines fed to you from Soros and Co.?
“Dong and his wife own seven guns, including three pistols. They keep one AR-15 and one shotgun in their restaurant, and they do the same at their house.
He said criminals have robbed or tried to rob his restaurant six times”
Oh c’mon, man . . ONLY SIX times? And yet you have to have one of those evil AR-15 “assault weapons”?
Wouldn’t an air rifle just do the trick?
OUTSTANDING!! Stay armed Americans!
Hmm, a 28 year old man. Black or illegal? If he were white his name and picture would be plastered all over the article.
I don’t think this is anything new, though I welcome it as you do.
Self defense is a core Conservative value!
Back during the LA riots, I remember seeing images of Asian store owners with weapons lining a rooftop.
But...but no one needs an AR-15, the police will protect you (sarcasm off).
Like the “Hunting Club” name.
Those Asians in LA riot after Rodney verdict were Koreans immigrants most of whom were in mandatory military training camp before college. I admire them very much. Koreans are something. They do not care about neighborhood. Set up a shop right in ghetto and then follow each patron in and around shop to prevent shoplift
Of course the robber was white, at least all the robbers in TV ads for burglar alarms and security systems are white and TV advertisers wouldn't misrepresent anything.
Somehow all the hood rats got the same idea all at the same time, that Chinese Restaurant owners deal in lots of cash. It has been a real issue here in Atlanta lately.
I am not sure of the source, but I would be willing to bet it’s from some stupid Rap Song or BET Movie.
Crap, that sounds really dangerous, but...when it is your food on the table being stolen, you either fight or roll over!
We need more people who fight!
LOL, exactly that picture! Good job putting your hands right on it!
Interestingly enough, in the UK the only government-approved defensive item is a whistle. So in the UK your comment wouldn't be seen as a joke. It would be seen as a dangerous and radical idea.
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