Merry Christmas! Wisconsin Company Buys Handguns For Employees [VIDEO]

Merry Christmas! Wisconsin Company Buys Handguns For Employees [VIDEO]

Merry Christmas! Wisconsin Company Buys Handguns For Employees [VIDEO]

A father-son company in Wisconsin raised some major eyebrows this last week and got the anti-gun nuts shorts in a knot. Why? Well, they decided to give every employee a handgun for Christmas. Talk about one heckuva Merry Christmas present!

Giving employees their choice of revolver as a gift is part of an effort to promote personal safety and team building, Ben Wolfgram, who co-owns Hortonville-based BenShot, said Tuesday.

The business has 16 full-time employees, including several veterans. But the business also has employees who had never fired a gun, he said.

This is the first time his company has done anything like this, Wolfgram said. The father-son business was started in 2015 in a small garage workshop in this village of about 3,000 residents 100 miles northwest of Milwaukee.

What does BenShot manufacture? Glassware like this…

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And this…

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Pretty cool aren’t they? Of course the reaction on social media went to eleventy in about .09 nano seconds with many clutching their pearls and getting their shorts in a knot because HOW DARE THEY???!!!

Oh for Pete’s sake. Susan, perhaps you want to read Marta’s post regarding the virtue signaling doctors. Then again, it will probably send you screaming to your safe space.

Look, did BenShot arbitrarily purchase 16 handguns, hand them over to their employees, and say ‘go forth and shoot?’ Not by a long shot.

BenShot wanted to empower their employees, and provide them with method and means to keep them safe. Thus BenShot gave their employees the following:

  • Funds up to $500 to purchase a handgun of their choice
  • Take them through a certified gun safety course
  • Provide the means for the employees to practice at local gun ranges

About that certified gun safety course:

At least two employees initially declined the gift but are considering accepting it after taking a gun-safety course that company executives required before giving the guns, Wolfgram said.

Oh, so after learning about guns, safe weapon handling, and overall gun safety, it seems that perhaps tools such as these aren’t so scary or disturbing after all. Keep in mind the relevant detail of this amazing Christmas gift folks.

The requirement to actually OWN the gun gifted to them by BenShot was to complete a gun safety course  FIRST before purchasing a gun.

Furthermore, each employee who took the company up on the offer went through the necessary federal background checks before each became a gun owner.

Yet the pearl clutchers took one look at this story and started hyperventilating about gun control, school and synagogue shootings, and the EEEEVIL NRA!

I don’t know what Moms Demand or Shannon Watts have to say about this because I’ve been blocked from them for quite some time. Poor anti-gun snowflakes just can’t handle that others disagree with them! But I digress.

All in all, I’d say that BenShot gave one of the best Christmas gifts EVER! In one major move, BenShot showed that they put their employee’s lives and safety FIRST and ahead of their bottom line. Besides, knowing a company may or may not be carrying is quite the deterrant for someone bent on doing harm.

As for the calls for boycotting the company?? I’m ROFLMAO at their hand-wringing. The anti-gun lobby wasn’t ever a BenShot customer anyway so that leaves exactly ZERO impact to the company’s bottom line.

Full disclosure, after we saw the news, my husband and I ordered a set of the ‘Merica glasses because 2A, BenShot’s epic Christmas present, and very cool glassware.

Kudos to BenShot for putting employee safety first and taking such a bold step.

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