BELLEVUE, WA – In announcing this year’s recipient of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms’ prestigious “Bill of Rights” award, CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb noted this annual recognition goes to “someone who is out there doing something very special for the Second Amendment.”

This year, that person is New York-based civil rights attorney David Jensen, who has been involved in a considerable amount of Second Amendment litigation in recent years, yet he indicates he is just getting started.

Jenson received the award during the 38th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, where he told a packed room audience, “We still have a lot of work to do.”

Gottlieb described Jensen as someone who has “spent an unbelievable amount of manpower effort and time, defending our Bill of Rights.” 

Jensen, a previous recipient of the Second Amendment Foundation’s “Distinguished Service Award,” is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the Washington and Lee University School of Law. He grew up in Issaquah, Washington, graduating from Liberty High School, but went east to pursue his legal career. He clerked at the United States federal court, and he worked with the Blank Rome and later Duane Morris law offices before starting his own practice, David Jensen PLLC. He has been involved in several cases related to the Second Amendment.

His first Second Amendment case was a challenge to New Jersey’s restrictive carry permitting law in the fall of 2010, a few months after the landmark Supreme Court McDonald ruling and more than a decade before the high court handed down the 6-3 decision in the Bruen case of 2022.