Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said "this is serious stuff," referring to renewing the ban on plastic guns. His office said that there may still be time for the Senate to renew the ban when it expires on the day that the chamber reconvenes. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said "this is serious stuff," referring to renewing the ban on plastic guns. His office said that there may still be time for the Senate to renew the ban when it expires on the day that the chamber reconvenes. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)