WASHINGTON - New York's police commissioner says Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad purchased a gun in Connecticut in March.

Commissioner Ray Kelly told a Senate hearing Wednesday that Shahzad took the gun with him when he drove to Kennedy Airport to board a flight to Dubai.

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Kelly and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that they support legislation to make it more difficult for suspected terrorists to buy guns.

Investigators have said a gun was discovered in the car Shahzad left at the airport.