What federal agents (primarily in the State Dept.) carry weapons?
I'm trying to get an understanding for which federal employees are armed besides basic security.
FBI obviously. Secret Service I believe have the SIG 229 as a standard issue weapon. I also recently learned that special agents with the IRS are armed as well. I presume NSA and Homeland Security agents are as well, and I've heard CIA rarely are armed, at least overseas.
I heard from some guys in the Foreign Service that occasionally they don flack jackets and get shot at. I then asked if they are armed, and the guy said that Diplomatic Security are, generalists (the diplomats) are never allowed to be or even use a gun.
Could anyone enlighten me, particularly on the State Dept. folks? I don't know if we have any Federal folks here.