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Wisconsin based company BenShot that deals on sales of bullets and glassware gave all its employee handguns. The company announced it on its page on a social media platform.
The announcement went viral as it caused an uproar on social media.
The announcement on Facebook was: “BenShot gave all employees handguns for Christmas. Cheers!”. And the picture show some of the company employees carry their guns and posing with it.
Reacting to this a Facebook a user said “This is GREAT!!! love the Glasses, LOVE to buy Made In USA products, and supports small business, (especially from WI.. where I’m from) Love to support businesses that help VETS… and GREAT Christmas gift for employees… Personal Protection a MUST!!! ordering Christmas gifts “
But Joyce Pollard, another Facebook user said “I hope that this employer Never makes his employees mad or very upset because he might regret giving him/her that gun!!! It might come back to hunt you “!!!
Francisco Marquez another who commented said “Best Employer 2018!!! Do you have an open position for me? “
Many who commented liked the gift while very few condemned it.
Ben Wolfgram a co-owner of the company said the reason for the decision was to “promote personal safety and team building”.
Wolfgram said he has the assurance his staff are safe with the Guns because they have all gone through gun safety courses.
Wolfgram further said: “For us, now, we have an entire armed staff. I think that’s pretty good.”