Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on Friday called on his state's governor to ban gun ownership for "suspected terrorists."
Gov. Bruce Rauner, R-Ill., has not yet taken any action, but pressure is mounting on many of the nation's governors to follow Connecticut's lead. Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy signed a first-in-the-nation executive order Thursday aimed at prohibiting those on government watch lists from buying guns.
"I won't rest until we bring some sanity back to our federal gun laws, but Gov. Rauner is in a position to take swift action to protect lives in our state. I hope he will," Durbin said Friday.
Malloy's action is potentially broader than the action President Obama is pushing nationally, which is to prohibit those on "no-fly lists" from purchasing guns.