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Give postal workers tasers — for their safety and our

June 7, 2023

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America’s rising, out-of-control crime wave claims a growing number of Postal Service workers as victims of robberies, beatings, and even murder. It is time to fight back and arm at least some of them with tasers. Federal law should also be changed to allow trained postal workers to carry guns.

In bold and vicious ways, postal carriers are being attacked for the keys to blue mailboxes and for mail itself, which has large amounts of ATM cards, financial assets, and personal information that can be used for identity theft.

On Feb. 27, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) alerted financial institutions on the nationwide surge in check-fraud schemes involving the mail.

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