Brownells now selling guns

Internet retailer Brownells has added firearms to its online catalog of products, the company announced this week.

The change is “one example of many upcoming programs we’ll be launching to serve every portion of the gun industry,” said Pete Brownell, the retailer’s chief executive officer.

“We’ve been a gun company from the beginning,” he added, stressing the company long maintaining an inventory of gun parts and accessories.

The company announced the new functionality on Nov. 9 that streamlines the gun-buying process, which requires users to select a firearm and a pre-approved licensed dealer where it can be shipped so the buyer can undergo a background check. Brownells said it lists more than 30 firearm brands.