When a criminal wants to do something, they’re not overly worried about anything other than their task. In some ways, it would be an admirable trait if used properly, but alas, with the criminal element in this country, it isn’t. Instead, they’ll endanger anyone without a second thought.

Yes, even children.

The Fayetteville Police Department’s gang unit seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana, 10 guns and more than $70,000 during a drug bust that spanned several locations in Fayetteville on Monday and Tuesday, including a fully functioning day care facility.

On Tuesday, an additional search warrant was executed at a home in the 1000 block of Ronald Reagan Drive. During the investigation, detectives learned the home was the site of Tori’s Playhouse, a day care center.

No children were at the day care center at the time the search warrant was executed.

Detectives also seized marijuana “gummies” and marijuana “cookies” from the day care, along with six firearms.

In other words, these alleged scumbags conducted criminal activity on daycare property. Now, we all know how violence is closely associated with the drug trade. The nimrods accused of involvement in this case had to know that. They knew it and still put people’s children in danger, possibly in hopes that it would serve as some kind of shield.

Then, to top it off, the also stored drugs in forms that children would likely grab in a heartbeat if given half a chance.

So, to those who are calling for more laws on things like guns, let me ask them this: Just what would have stopped these people from putting people’s kids in danger?

Just a hint here, but it’s not banning guns. Drugs are already banned, and yet they had plenty of those on hand. Only a fool thinks guns wouldn’t flow through those same pipelines.

What else?

The answer is, nothing. There’s literally nothing more that can be done to prevent people like this from getting guns and drugs. New laws won’t stop it, and we know that because the countless drug laws didn’t stop that.

When it comes to criminals, they do what they want, when they want, and they don’t really give a damn about anything else. That includes the lives of children.

With that mentality, why would anything think a few new laws would dissuade them from getting their hands on guns they could then use on other people? Why would anyone think this can stop with more laws?

Frankly, those who advocate gun control seem to rarely understand the mentality of those involved in criminal enterprises. They don’t get their creativity either. They can’t grasp that they will do literally anything to arm themselves and that they’ll hurt anyone they need to in the process.

Instead, gun control zealots want to hurt our ability to defend ourselves from these monsters. Well, it ain’t happening. We’re not budging on the subject of guns because, among other reasons, we refuse to be victims. People like this exist, so we need to be ready to protect ourselves from the kind of people who think using kids as shields is a swell idea.