U.S. Military Has Distributed a Survey Among Soldiers That Prepares Them For
Shooting Civilians Who Resist Gun Control-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
story is that a survey has been handed out among all U.S. fighting personnel
which prepares them for forsaking their allegiance to the President of the
United States in favor of serving under the United Nations and which asks about
whether they would be willing to shoot civilians who would not submit to a
government controlled ban on guns.
The Truth: The
survey does exist and was passed out to a few hundred Marines in 29 Palms,
California, in 1995, but not by the Pentagon. According to an article in
NEW AMERICAN magazine in October of 1995 by John F. McManus, the survey was part
of an academic project on the part of a
Navy Lieutenant Commander Ernest Guy
Cunningham who was earning his Masters Degree from the Naval Postgraduate
School in Monterey, California. The survey alarmed some of the Marines and copies soon started being circulated among gun rights
supporters. Lt. Cmdr. Cunningham told McManus that he was a member of the
National Rifle Association himself and didn't agree with the tone of the
questions. He said the survey was intended to confirm and then pass on to
higher authorities his fears about "the lack of knowledge among the
soldiers about the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and their
heritage as Americans."
A real example of the story as it has been circulated:
Thought you guys might want to read
this. Don't get bored and miss thelast
question. This was sent to me by a good friend who would not BSabout
having the questionnaire in his possess.
*********************************** I have heard about this test that is being
given to our militarypersonnel,
and I finally got my hands on this today. I hope you will takethe
time to read each question and pass this along to your entire mailinglist. Unbelievable.
DD Form 3206 (Rev 2/96)
JOINT SERVICES TRAINING COMBAT ARMS SURVEY
This questionnaire is to gather data concerning the attitudes of combat trained
personnel with regard to non-traditional missions. All responses are
confidential and official.
Write your answers directly on the form. In Part II, place an "X" in
the space provided for your response.
Part A (Confidential when filled in)
Part 1. Demographics.
1. Branch of Service:
Army [ ] USAF [ ] Navy [ ] Marines [ ]
ANG [ ] NG [ ] USCG [ ] Other:[________]
2. Pay Grade: (E-6, O-4, etc): [_____________]
3. MOS, AFSC or Specialty Code and Description: [_____________]
4. Highest level of education: Less than 12 [ ] 13 [ ]
14 [ ] 15 [ ] 16 [ ] More than 16 [ ]
5. How many months did you serve in Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield? [___]
6. How many months did you serve in Somalia? [___]
7. Where did you spend most of your childhood? City: [____] County: [____]