Democratic Senate candidate Barbara Fiala in a radio interview on Tuesday declined to take a position on the 2013 gun control law known as the SAFE Act, saying she still has more research to do on the measure.

Fiala is expected to launch her bid for former Sen. Tom Libous’s seat on Thursday after he was ousted following a conviction on a charge of lying to the FBI.

Fiala, a former Broome County executive and was a member of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration until last year, acknowledged the gun control law is a controversial one.

“Well, you know, the SAFE Act has to be looked at,” Fiala said on The Capitol Pressroom. “What parts of the SAFE Act are objectionable to many, is it background checks — this is something that I’ll have to take a strong look at. I know it’s controversial.”

She added: “That’s something I’m going to have to do more research on.”

It would not be unusual for a Democratic lawmaker to not support the law: Buffalo Sen. Marc Pannepinto — a SAFE Act opponent — last year defeated Republican incumbent Mark Grisanti, who voted for the measure.

Cuomo and Senate Republicans this month approved a memorandum of understanding that agreed to enact an ammunition sale database, provision of the law that the State Police had struggled to develop.

At the same time, Fiala would not take a position on using gelled propane in extracting natural gas from below ground — a move that energy producers believe could be an alternative to high-volume hydrofracking, which uses a mixture of sand and water to release gas from shale.

The Cuomo administration moved to ban the hydorfracking process late last year.

“Certainly I think you have to look at everything,” Fiala said. “Knowledge is power. It’s a new discussion and it’s something that has to be discussed and looked at.”

As for the DEC report itself on hydrofracking, Fiala said she was yet to read, but said she hadn’t changed her position on the process, insisting that she had always preferred to wait for what environmental regulators would do.

“DEC has come out with extensive report,” she said. “I have to tell you, it’s so large, I haven’t had a chance to read it.”