NYC officials want gun loophole closed after terror scare

New York City officials were on Capitol Hill today calling on the feds to close the loophole that allows suspected terrorists to buy guns.

The push comes after it was revealed Times Square terror suspect Faisal Shahzad bought a gun in Connecticut in March. He had that gun with him when he drove to Kennedy Airport Monday night, according to authorities.

Rep. Steve King (R-Seaford) says in the past six years people on terror watch lists have applied to buy weapons 1,200 times and that 90 percent of them were approved.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

AP wire reports contributed to this article.

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