Glad to be back in the land of the Bill of Rights!

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    Glad to be back in the land of the Bill of Rights!

    Hi everyone!

    Getting caught back up on the forum after a 10-day mission trip to Rwanda. We had an amazing time, the culture is so much different than here in the states. For anyone who is unfamiliar, Rwanda is in the middle of Africa near Lake Victoria; it's a very small country (maybe 150 miles across) that experienced a gut-wrenching genocide in 1994. Because of that, weapons of all types are restricted and illegal to carry.

    So for the last 10 days I have been dependent on my kenpo skills and situational awareness. I never felt unsafe, but was a little more careful with interactions than normal. :)

    The other significant item I noticed was that they have a presidential election coming up on August 8th, and they are concerned about violence. So they have beefed up police presence in the rural areas to keep everyone calm. (we were working in the Nyagatare sector for anyone who might know Rwanda) That presence included random checkpoints on the road that consisted of two police officers, one of whom was carrying an AK. Some were nice, some looked like they had been used as boat oars. I also saw security guards in the capital city of Kigali carrying 12 gauge shotguns that look like they were purchased in 1995 and last cleaned in 1997.

    Anyway, I am glad to be back in the land of hot showers and the Bill of Rights. I will be leaving my home today while recovering from jet lag (31 hours of flying to get home) and carrying my faithful Kimber.
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    Welcome back! Thanks for helping our neighbors on this giant ball of chaos.
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    Welcome home....

    It's sad to hear they've banned weapons...that means regular people can't defend themselves when the next wave of violence hits. I believe a majority of the deaths were caused by blade weapons, not firearms.
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    Glad you're safely back home!
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    Sad to hear that you'd think they would have learned something there last time around or by what is going on in Sudan. Glad you are home safe and sound
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