(1) the distribution of goods and services to consumers in the United States requires
the free flow of currency, bullion, securities, supplemental nutrition assistance
program benefits, and other items of unusual value in interstate commerce;
(2) the armored car industry transports and protects such items in interstate commerce,
including daily transportation of currency and supplemental nutrition assistance program
benefits valued at more than $1,000,000,000;
(3) armored car crew members are often subject to armed attack by individuals attempting
to steal such items;
(4) to protect themselves and the items they transport, such crew members are armed with
(5) various States require both weapons training and a criminal record background check
before licensing a crew member to carry a weapon; and
(6) there is a need for each State to reciprocally accept weapons licenses of other States
for armored car crew members to assure the free and safe transport of valuable items
in interstate commerce.
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