A new campaign ad released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign criticizes his opponent, Republican candidate and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, on his gun control record.

The ad, “Unsafe,” calls Molinaro a “radical conservative,” providing a litany of offenses:

He’s voted to sell guns to criminals.

Voted against an assault weapons ban.

Against banning armor-piercing ammunition that could risk the lives of law enforcement.

Against keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.

And even voted against protections to store weapons properly so we can keep our children safe.

Molinaro opposes the SAFE Act, one of Governor Cuomo’s most prized pieces of legislation, a law that strengthens gun safety by increasing background checks and increases penalties for illegal purchases among other aspects. He currently has an ‘A’ rating and has been endorsed by the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association.

Cuomo received an “F” rating from the group.

At a time when New Yorkers are rallying for greater gun protections, should we let Marc Molinaro roll back New Yorkers’ rights and protections?

No way. No how.

Molinaro faces Cuomo in November’s upcoming general election.