FIRED UP --- Sometimes photos tell a false story - or do they? I wasn't the only one who was a little nervous as Assemblyman Todd Spitzer brought very realistic toy guns to the Assembly floor that day. Everyone had been warned, and knew they were toys, but Spitzer's props still silenced the usually loquacious legislators. He was seeking votes for a bill to ban the public display of such weapons. The fear was real and the scare tactic had its desired affect. His bill passed easily.
August 15, 2004