It’s the clearest signal that the governor plans to enter the Republican presidential major and immediately problem Mr Trump.
The 76-year-old, who has already declared a run for the 2024 election, and Mr DeSantis, 44, who’s extensively anticipated to within the coming weeks, each spoke on the NRA’s annual assembly final week – the primary event the rival Republicans have addressed the identical crowd.
In his speech, Mr Trump claimed he could be the group’s “loyal buddy” and was the “most pro-gun” president the nation has had.
He mentioned, if elected, he would ask Congress to ship him a Nationwide Hid Carry Reciprocity Invoice.
For his half, Mr DeSantis, citing his file as governor of Florida, mentioned “we’ve gone on offence to broaden particular person gun rights,” together with a Invoice that may enable Florida residents to hold hid weapons with out permits.
The NRA held its conference in Indianapolis inside two weeks of two extra mass shootings, one at a major faculty in Nashville, Tennessee which left six lifeless, and the opposite at a financial institution in Louisville.
The problem of weapons, specifically the Second Modification proper to hold, is a vote-winning one for the GOP in nationwide elections.