The National Rifle Association today attempted to mend fences with long time foe Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts. In an award ceremony, NRA's Wayne LaPierre told the Senator, who is a long time supporter of banning handguns, "We now wish to be friends with you and Senator Feinstein and are pleased to offer you these special edition .45 caliber guns as a token of our future good friendship."
"Why, thank you so much Mr. LaPierre", said Kennedy. "Let me say on behalf of all my friends in the Senate, that we appreciate all the fine work the National Rifle Association has done over the years. Now, do I understand that you have arranged some kind of special introductory target practice for Sen. Feinstein and myself at your indoor shooting range?"
"Yes, That's right, Senator Kennedy. Please follow me and we'll have you shooting perfect bull's-eyes in no time at all."
"You know, Ted", said Sen. Feinstein, "I think we've been wrong about these NRA folks for a long time. They are really very nice people."