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    Strange: Arsenal Of Weapons Found Under L.I. Daycare Center

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    Arsenal Of Weapons Found Under L.I. Daycare Center
    Upstairs, 12 Children Played; Downstairs, A Hiding Place For Tec-9 Semi-Automatic, Shotguns, Loads Of Ammo Reporting
    Jennifer McLogan HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBS) ―

    A Long Island daycare center was stripped of its license and shuttered by the state on Tuesday after a police raid uncovered a stash of illegal loaded weapons in the unlocked basement. The weapons were unsecured in a yellow laundry bag.

    Kathryn Smith, 50, owner and operator of the "Just In Time Day Care Center," was arrested.

    Prosecutors said the arsenal of shotguns, handguns, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition belonged to Smith's son, a reputed member of the Bloods street gang, and that when he was jailed recently, Smith and her husband moved them to the daycare for safekeeping.

    It's a charge her attorney, J. Stewart Moore, vehemently denies.

    "A Tec-9 machine pistol, loaded 30 rounds, can you imagine what a young kid could have done if he had gotten that?" Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

    The facility inside Smith's Lantern Street home had been licensed to care for 12 young children. Parents and grandparents who live on her street and who dropped off their kids from time to time reacted.

    "Horrified, completely dismayed," Helena Bostick said. "I didn't hear any parents complaining. She had the daycare for quite a few years."

    "She's a decent refined lady. The kids, she marched them like a little school and I was so proud of her," Phemie Zervos said.

    Kathryn Smith and her husband, David, pleaded not guilty to illegal weapons possession and conspiracy. Police said the couple has two younger children who were also at risk along with Smith's daycare children in her charge.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
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    What where the police doing raiding a daycare in the first place?
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    Is the 'Tec-9' in queston full auto? Or is it wishful thinking to assume that the DA would use the correct term?

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    This article includes a picture of the "arsenal".

    Prosecutors: Day care housed weapons arsenal -- Newsday.com

    Looks like the "arsenal" was a revolver, semi-auto handgun, tec-9, two shotguns and some other sort of long-gun.

    I'd hate to see what they call my collection.

    Still, it is disturbing that they were unsecured, especially in a daycare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matiki View Post
    This article includes a picture of the "arsenal".

    Prosecutors: Day care housed weapons arsenal -- Newsday.com

    Looks like the "arsenal" was a revolver, semi-auto handgun, tec-9, two shotguns and some other sort of long-gun.

    I'd hate to see what they call my collection.

    Still, it is disturbing that they were unsecured, especially in a daycare.
    We'd be in the classification of "preparing for WWIII"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matiki View Post
    This article includes a picture of the "arsenal".
    I'm sure the DA is using the term "arsenal" to put fear into the anti's. I looked up the term, and the first definition I came up with was:

    Arsenal: all the weapons and equipment that a country has
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
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    The Bloods .... black street gang. They are the ones you see wearing red all the time. Maybe this is a dupe with the ACORN thread ?


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    Just watched the CNN video, one of the handguns apparently had the serial # filed off. Hence, illegal arsenal. NY State also requires permits to posses handguns (no word on if they had any, but I doubt it)

    Supposed story from the parents are that they were asked to hold on to the bag for their son who is in prison on unrelated charges. A well rounded family for sure...great place to send your kids for a few hours.

    Found due to anonymous tipster...

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/cri...ws12longisland

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    Looks like this family is out of business..."Just in time."
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    I wonder how the anonymous tipster found out. I'm guessing mommy and daddy weren't as "in the dark" as they claim, and they talked themselves into jail. A daycare and unsecured weapons. Dumb.
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