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Hortonville business gives employees handguns as Christmas gifts

Posted: 9:02 AM, Nov 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-14 11:01:35-05
Hortonville business gives employees handguns as Christmas gifts

HORTONVILLE -- Benshot, a northeast Wisconsin company that produces glassware embedded with bullets, gifted handguns to staff as an early Christmas present. 

Hortonville is a village about 20 minutes from Appleton. 

The company staffs 16 employees full-time and gifted the handguns as an effort to promote personal safety and team building according to the  The Post Crescent .

Owner Ben Wolfram told the paper that this is the first time in their three years of business that they've gifted guns to workers. He said he does not fear a possibility of workplace violence because the staff is so small and close-knit.