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Hortonville business gives employees handguns as Christmas gifts

Posted at 9:02 AM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 11:01:35-05

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.