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Corrections: Small Arms, the Gun Lobby, and DNA

As expected, a number of Page Nine readers wrote to argue about the definition of "small arms" and the meaning of "arms" in the Second Amendment, a point that remains unresolved. (See "New Ray Gun.") There was agreement however that "arms" was not then and is not now limited to guns. This means we still have a good shot at getting ray guns when they become available after Army testing (stun guns are already available along with all sorts of hand implements "the people" might need).

The often rebuked "powerful gun lobby," frequently criticized in lamestream reports as the most powerful lobby on Earth, is ranked 32 on one list of lobbyists, and 22 on another, according to writer Howard Nemerov. Page Nine had referred to a list that had NRA ranked at #78, after the forest industry, Walt Disney, and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. (See "Gun Lobby Power.") We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

The double-helix structure of DNA was found in 1953, not 1962, as reported in "Intelligence Levels Vary." I used the Associated Press date without checking myself. Sorry.

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