GRINNELL, IA – The American Suppressor Association (ASA), the unified voice of the suppressor community, is pleased to announce that Brownells has signed on as a Tier 3 sponsor of ASA for 2019. Pete Brownell, CEO of Brownells, was also unanimously elected to the ASA Board earlier this month. Headquartered in Grinnell, Iowa, Brownells is a leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools, survival gear, and suppressors.


“ASA was an important ally in the effort to legalize the regulated ownership of suppressors in Iowa,” said Pete Brownell. “Suffering from hearing loss myself, I am proud to serve on the ASA board to increase suppressor ownership across the country and protect the hearing of all firearm owners.”


The American Suppressor Association began working with Brownells in 2014, during Iowa’s fight to legalize suppressors. The efforts proved successful in 2016, when then Gov. Branstad signed House File 2279 into law at Brownells headquarters in Grinnell, Iowa.


“Our relationship with Pete and his first-rate team at Brownells goes back over five years,” said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of ASA. “They were a tremendously effective ally in our fight to legalize cans in Iowa. At every turn their actions spoke louder than their words. Based on our experiences, and knowing the team at Brownells, they will be an absolute juggernaut in our nationwide push for pro-suppressor reform!”




The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor community. We exist for one reason and one reason only: to fight for pro-suppressor reform nationwide.


The ability of the American Suppressor Association to fight for pro-suppressor reform is tied directly to our ability to fundraise. Since the ASA’s formation in 2011, 3 states have legalized suppressor ownership and 18 states have legalized suppressor hunting. Much of this would not have happened without your support. For more information on how you can join us in the fight to help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors, visit



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