Wisconsin company giving every employee a handgun for Christmas

A Wisconsin company is giving every employee a handgun for Christmas.

The company, BenShot, sells novelty glassware with bullets embedded, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent.

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The gift idea is part of an effort to promote personal safety and team building, owner Ben Wolfgram told the newspaper.

“For us, now, we have an entire armed staff,” he said. “I think that’s pretty good.”

All 16 full-time employees will be able to pick their choice of revolver. Wolfgram said most employees, including some who had never shot a gun, were excited about the company's announcement.

Wolfgram said at least two employees initially declined the gift but are reconsidering after taking a gun-safety course that the company required before giving out the guns.

The report comes amid national debate over firearms as mass shootings occur in America with more frequency. A dozen people were recently killed at a bar in California as a result of a mass shooting.