Cops took down a cold-hearted gunrunner who referred to his murder machines in the most outrageous way possible — as “toys for the kids,” police said Christopher “Country” McPhaul, 43, hauled rifles and handguns from North Carolina to Brooklyn to sell to gang members — but his customers were really undercover cops, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

“Have a lot of toys for the kids. I’m back, a little $2,500 will take them all!” McPhaul texted an undercover officer. He then sold that cop four handguns, including a .357 Magnum, and bullets.

All together, McPhaul peddled 49 illegal guns to undercover cops, Kelly said.

He agreed to meet cops in August at a building just one block from a school, where he sold the officers — who were dressed like gang members — two .22-caliber assault rifles and other guns, Kelly said.

He collected $7,000 for six weapons in that broad-daylight transaction, according to police.

“Thankfully, school had not yet started and it was an NYPD undercover detective taking those guns off the streets,” Kelly said

McPhaul was arrested Oct. 4 and slapped with more than 100 gun-related charges.

He faces up to 50 years behind bars if convicted.

The career criminal has a lengthy rap sheet, including a 2004 arrest in Brooklyn for pulling a firearm on a woman he kicked down a flight of stairs in front of her children, a source said.

In that case, he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to anger-management classes, the source said.

He also served prison time for an armed robbery he committed during the 90s, also in Brooklyn.

“The NYPD is assuring that McPhaul will not be on the street for some time,” Kelly said.

He added, “We will do everything we can to stop these dealers whatever and wherever their source may be.”

The six-month joint investigation was conducted by the NYPD and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.

Additional reporting by Kirstan Conley

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