Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the only person to support the National Rifle Association in his 2016 presidential campaign, the group said Friday, noting that he didn’t do so while also backing the National Guard.
The news comes after Johnson, who is the subject of a growing number of controversy over his endorsement of a bill that would allow people to carry guns without a license, took to Twitter in February to call for an end to gun violence.
“The NRA is now out front in support of our Second Amendment rights,” he wrote.
“If we dont fight back we cant stop this.”
The NRA released a statement on Friday saying that the former Olympian is “an avid supporter of our gun rights and has endorsed the Second Amendment since at least 2009.”
“Dwayne is a champion of the Second Amendments and we respect him for it,” the statement read.
“He supports the Second amendment for all Americans regardless of their political affiliation.”
Johnson has not addressed the NRA’s support of the NRA bill, but a recent interview with NBC News suggests he was a strong supporter of it.
In that interview, Johnson said the NRA is “a real danger” to gun rights, and that he does not trust the NRA to make its decisions on guns.
“I think they’re out to take us down a path where we are going to be completely destroyed and then they’re going to take care of us,” he said.
“We can’t do anything to them.”
Johnson also said in the interview that he has “never felt safe” in public places.
“Every time I go out, I’m always scared, because if I don’t have a gun in my hand, I feel like I’m going to get shot,” he told NBC.
“They’re going take everything I have.
So I just say, ‘Okay, I’ll be careful.'”