Honestly, I'm not as tuned in on the federal gun laws as I probably should be, but it occurs to me that most, if not all of the above mentioned "benefits" have more to do with state and local law than federal law.
In Illinois we're very restrictive. For example, my uncle has an Illinois FOID card, he has a concealed carry license from another state(not valid in Illinois) which allows him reciprocity concealed carry in a majority of the rest of the states.
The only problem he has with the "interstate sale of a handgun", is Illinois. He has no problem traveling in other states with his firearms because of their reciprocity laws so forget "travel with firearms protection", it's not applicable.