BenShot, the Wisconsin-based company famous for making glassware embedded with real bullets, is going above and beyond this holiday season to make sure each one of its employees has both the means and requisite safety training to own a firearm.
The staff, which includes several military veterans, is obviously pro-2A. However, after co-owner Ben Wolfgram found out that a few of his employees had never owned a handgun, he decided to change that by gifting each employee a firearm of his or her choice, in addition to footing the bill for a gun safety and handling course.
“There were two motivators,” Wolfgram said. “One, we thought it would be good for everybody’s safety to have a handgun in the home, and then also, it’s kind of fun, so we have company outings planned to go to the shooting range. So, we had everyone pick out the gun that they wanted, and then we bought gift cards for everyone, and they used the gift card to purchase the gun, so that way the background check was done by the store.”
“For us, now, we have an entire armed staff,” Wolfgram added. “I think that’s pretty good.”
BenShot, LLC began as a father-and-son team working out of their garage in 2015 and has grown astronomically since then. No doubt, the company’s willingness to support and invest in its employees is a big part of it.
“We’re bringing manufacturing back to our rural community one shot glass at a time,” reads the company’s website. “Every job we create is vital. Veterans are encouraged to send their applications in to our team!”