A prominent New York gun control group on Wednesday endorsed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s bid for a third term.

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence backed Cuomo’s re-election, pointing to his support for the SAFE Act, a package of gun control provisions approved in 2013.

At the same time, Cuomo and state lawmakers this year approved the first gun control measure since the SAFE Act’s passage, backing a bill that is meant to tighten gun possession restrictions for those who are convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence.

“Governor Cuomo has shown his unwavering commitment to stop the endless cycle of gun violence, strengthen our gun laws and save lives. From taking on the gun lobby to passing life-saving legislation, Governor Cuomo is a proven champion for gun violence prevention,” said Rebecca Fisher, the group’s executive director.

“With Governor Cuomo, we will continue to fight the gun violence epidemic with the passage of the Extreme Risk (Red Flag) Protection bill and other sensible legislation. His fearlessness when it comes to protecting our families, especially our children, is the leadership we need at the state and federal level and we are proud to endorse Governor Cuomo for re-election this November.”

Cuomo has sought to make gun control a key issue in the 2018 election as well, backing a bill that would remove guns from the possession of a person deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.

“While Trump and the federal government work to roll back protections that keep children and families safe, New York has led the nation in strengthening our gun safety laws. Extreme conservatives’ allegiance is to the NRA, and it will never be to the people of New York and this country,” Cuomo said in a statement

“The Empire State will lead the way forward by passing the Red Flag Gun Protection bill, extending the background check waiting period and increasing the age to buy a gun to 21. I am honored to have New Yorkers Against Gun Violence’s endorsement and look forward to working together to make this state safer and stronger.”