While the Conservative Party may not like Gov. Andrew Cuomo for pushing through his sweeping gun control law, they’re special ire being directed at Republican Leader Dean Skelos.

When Sen. Kathy Marchione, a Republican who has launched an online petition to repeal some portions of the law that she says has more than 116,000 (“the vast majority from New York,” she claims) spoke at the Conservative’s annual conference in Colonie this afternoon, an audience member asked her if she was upset with Skelos, asking her to tell him to not be such a “door mat” for the governor.

Marchione smiled and said, “Thank you, I’ll pass that on.”

But Marchione was in no mood to criticize Skelos, who quickly supported her after she knocked incumbent Republican Roy McDonald off the Republican line during a GOP primary last year.

“I’m hearing that people are unhappy about the gun control law,” Marchione told reporters after her speech at the conference. “Most of what I’m hearing is really centered on the issue, not about the leader.”

Skelos has had to seek compromise with both the five-member Independent Democratic Conference and a sixth, Sen. Simcha Felder of Brooklyn, in order to retain some power in the chamber. The 30 Republicans and five IDCers have entered into a majority coalition, which gives both sides equal say in which legislation comes to the floor for a vote.

Skelos points to the provisions in the gun control law that strengthened criminal penalties for those who use illegal guns and limiting access to pistol permit registration.

Nevertheless, there’s discouragement from the GOP and conservative base — which is small, but active — that the Republicans allowed a vote at all.

Still, even though Marchione was upset with the measure, the freshamn is sympathetic to the situation that her conference is in.

“I think that Senator Skelos has some severe difficulties now with having less Republicans than Democrats,” she said. “I think that he worked well with the IDC. I’m new in the conference and yes, I supported him and I’m going to continue to support him in the conference.”

All of the 18 “no” votes registered against the gun law were made by GOP lawmakers.

But Skelos retains power in the conference in part by his fellow Long Island lawmakers. Of the so-called “Long Island nine” only Sen. Lee Zeldin — who wasn’t present for the vote in order to fulfill his Arm Reserve duties — said he would have voted against the measure.