How Much Sway Does the N.R.A. Still Have?

The National Rifle Association, for decades among the most powerful political groups in the country, is on the rocks. Its president, Wayne LaPierre, has acknowledged secretly taking the N.R.A. into bankruptcy, and its lobbying apparatus is badly diminished as the…

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Biden Takes Initial Steps to Address Gun Violence

WASHINGTON — President Biden, calling gun violence in the United States “an international embarrassment,” took a set of initial steps on Thursday to address the problem, starting with a crackdown on the proliferation of so-called ghost guns, or firearms assembled…

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