Guns In The Workplace: Gun Shop Owner And Legislator Face Off [VIDEO]


The only things in life that are certain may be death and taxes, but two issues certain to divide this country are abortion and guns. And with heart rates running high over gun control proposals and how to curb gun violence, AOL Jobs' Lunchtime Live video show featured two unusual gun rights defenders: Debra Maggart, a former Republican lawmaker and Second Amendment champion, who landed on the National Rifle Association blacklist last year; and Michael Cargill a gun shop owner, who is also black, gay and a Democrat.

Cargill told Maggart that guns aren't the problem. "They'll tell you your most heated debates take place on a college campus. I say bollocks," he said in the video (see above). "Your most heated debates take place in the Texas State Capitol. They argue about bills until one, two o'clock in the morning. They all have guns. They all hate each other. And nothing bad has ever happened."

The Blacklisted Pro-Gun Republican

Maggart, former chair of the Republican caucus of the Tennessee House of Representatives, previously had a A+ rating from the NRA. But when a piece of legislation crossed her desk that would make it illegal for employers to ban guns on their property, her commitment to property rights trumped all.