The Timeline

  • January
      31st, 2022

    January 31st, 2022 - MN Gun Owners Caucus & PAC gives grade of “?” to Dr. Scott Jensen for 2022 MN Governor’s Race

    On January 31st, the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus issues the grade of “?” to Dr. Scott Jensen with the following grading letter. Dr. Jensen, After

  • January
      17th, 2022

    January 17th, 2022 - Scott Jensen submits his MN Gun Owners Caucus & PAC 2022 Candidate Survey

    Dr. Jensen submits his 2022 candidate survey for the Minnesota Governor’s race.  See his full survey at the link below. In his survey response, Dr.

  • January
      15th, 2022

    January 15th, 2022 - MN Gun Owners Caucus holds Governor Candidate Forum – Jensen gets 4% of the straw poll

    On January 15th, 2022, the MN Gun Owners Caucus held our annual meeting & Governor’s candidate forum. You can watch the full video below. During

  • March
      9th, 2021

    March 9th, 2021 - Senator Jensen announces run for Minnesota Governor

    Former state Sen. Scott Jensen, R-Chaska, is announcing he is running for governor next week, according to a press release dated next week and obtained

  • July
      26th, 2019

    July 26th, 2019 - Scott Jensen announces he’s not running for re-election to the Minnesota Senate

    It wasn’t exactly a shock when state Sen. Scott Jensen announced that he wouldn’t be a candidate for reelection. During the 2019 Legislature, the Chaska

  • February
      14th, 2019

    February 14th, 2019 - Senator Jensen co-authors SF 1262 – Stand Your Ground

    On February 14, 2019, Senator Jensen co-authored SF 1262:  Stand Your Ground, which was introduced in the Minnesota Senate. The bill was never heard in

  • January
      24th, 2019

    January 24th, 2019 - Senator Jensen provides an interview to SW News Media, stating “internet sales should be required to utilize background checks”

    What are your thoughts regarding increased restrictions on firearms? What kinds of restrictions would you support, and why or why not? My focus regarding gun

  • January
      9th, 2019

    January 9th, 2019 - Scott Jensen photographed with two Moms Demand Action activists at the State Capitol

    During a Moms Demand Action rally at the Minnesota State Capitol in January 2019, Senator Jensen is photographed with two Moms Demand Action activists that

  • May
      1st, 2018

    May 1st, 2018 - Under pressure, Senator Jensen removes himself from his Universal Background Check Bill

    Under significant pressure by the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus and his constituents, Senator Jensen removes himself from SF 3279, the Univeral Background Checks gun control

  • April
      23rd, 2018

    April 23rd, 2018 - Senator Jensen introduces SF 4032, a “permissive” background check bill

    Senator Jensen introduced SF 4032, a “permissive” background check bill that provides for reimbursements for firearms training courses and the ability to obtain a background

  • April
      10th, 2018

    April 10th, 2018 - MN Gun Owners Caucus mails nearly 9,000 letters to Scott Jensen’s Senate District about his sponsorship of Gun Control Legislation

    Through our mail vendor, the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus mails nearly 9,000 letters to gun rights supporters in Scott Jensen’s Senate District about his betrayal

  • April
      6th, 2018

    April 6th, 2018 - Senator Jensen publishes Op-Ed Column in SW News Media defending his gun control legislation

    The op-ed column published on April 6th, 2018 is a clone of his constituent letter published around the same time. Source:  SW News Media, April

  • April
      6th, 2018

    April 6th, 2018 - Senator Jensen sends legislative update about signing onto gun control bills and calls for developing Red Flag Gun Confiscation Order language

    Senator Jensen sends an email to constituents (full email linked in PDF below) outlining why he signed onto multiple gun control bills. Legislators sign onto

  • April
      5th, 2018

    April 5th, 2018 - Senator Jensen publishes op-ed in Sun Patriot explaining his gun control legislation & calling for Gun Violence Restraining Orders

    The op-ed column, published on April 5th, 2018, is very similar to his constituent letter published around the same timeframe. Source: Sun Patriots, April 5th,

  • March
      16th, 2018

    March 16th, 2018 - NRA alerts members to Two Anti-Gun Measures proposed in the MN Legislature by Senator Scott Jensen

    The NRA sends an action alert to its members alerting them about two anti-gun measures proposed in the MN legislature, co-authored by Dr. Scott Jensen.

  • March
      15th, 2018

    March 15th, 2018 - Bloomberg gun control groups Moms Demand Action & Everytown issue press release congratulating Senator Jensen on his gun control bills

    Michael Bloomberg’s gun control groups, Moms Demand Action & Everytown, issue a press release congratulating Scott Jensen on his gun control legislation: The Minnesota chapter

  • March
      15th, 2018

    March 15th, 2018 - Senator Jensen authors an op-ed column in the Star Tribune defending his position on his gun control bills

    Scott Jensen published an op-ed column in the Star Tribune defending his position on his recently introduced gun control bills. I knew when I decided

  • March
      14, 2018

    March 14, 2018 - Senator Jensen introduces two gun control bills that he co-authored

    The two bills are: SF 3279:  Universal Background Checks.  The bill is word-for-word the same as Senator Ron Latz’s bill which came from Michael Bloomberg’s

  • March
      13, 2018

    March 13, 2018 - Senator Jensen discusses his gun control bills on WCCO Radio with Dave Lee

    Senator Jensen appears on WCCO Radio with host Dave Lee discussing his gun control bills. Listen to the interview via WCCO’s website.  

  • March
      13th, 2018

    March 13th, 2018 - Senator Jensen sends email to his constituents introducing his gun control legislation

    Senator Jensen sends email to his constituents about his gun control legislation: The topic of gun violence has risen to the top of America’s collective

  • March
      12th, 2018

    March 12th, 2018 - Star Tribune: Bipartisan Minnesota State Senators propose universal background checks for gun sales

    Four state senators — two Republicans and two DFLers — said Monday that Minnesota should have universal background checks for gun sales and transfers, and

  • March
      12th, 2018

    March 12th, 2018 - AP News: Pair of GOP Lawmakers back gun background checks. Will it make a difference?

    Two Republican state senators with ties to the National Rifle Association publicly backed the renewed effort Monday to expand background checks on Minnesota gun sales,

  • March
      12th, 2018

    March 12th, 2018 - KARE-11: Background Checks bill attracts Republican Support

    KARE-11 TV covers Senator Jensen’s two gun control bills: A universal background checks bill achieved something no other firearms regulation bill has done this session;

  • March
      12th, 2018

    March 12th, 2018 - MPR News: Senator with NRA tie joins push for new gun laws

    A Republican state senator who is a National Rifle Association member added his voice Monday to a push for new gun restrictions in Minnesota. First-term

  • March
      12, 2018

    March 12, 2018 - MN Gun Owners Caucus sends first action alert on Scott Jensen’s betrayal of MN Gun Owners

    The Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus sends our first action alert on Scott Jensen’s betrayal of his endorsement pledge by introducing two gun control bills.  Read

  • March
      12th, 2018

    March 12th, 2018 - Senator Jensen speaks at press conference with Senators Little, Anderson, and Kent introducing his gun control legislation

    Senator Jensen held a Press Conference on “Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence” along with co-authors Senator Matt Little, Senator Paul Anderson, and Senator Susan Kent.

  • August
      10th, 2016

    August 10th, 2016 - MNGOPAC endorses Scott Jensen for the SD47 Senate Race

    Along with several other Senate candidates, the Minnesota Gun Owners PAC endorses Scott Jensen for the SD47 Senate Race.

  • March
      19th, 2016

    March 19th, 2016 - Carver County GOP endorses Scott Jensen for the SD47 Race

    Scott Jensen, a former local chairman of the Republican Party and former school board member in Waconia School District, received the Republican endorsement to seek

  • March
      17th, 2016

    March 17th, 2016 - MNGOPAC issues Scott Jensen an “A (P)” grade for his 2016 Senate Race

    The MN Gun Owners Political Action Committee issues Scott Jensen the grade of “A (P)” for his 2016 Senate Race in SD47. Documents Scott Jensen

  • March
      17th, 2016

    March 17th, 2016 - MNGOPAC endorses Jake Coleman for Senate District 47

    The MN Gun Owners PAC chooses to endorse Jake Coleman for the Senate District 47 race. Documents: Jake Coleman – Endorsement Letter – SD47 –

  • February
      21st, 2016

    February 21st, 2016 - MN Gun Owners Caucus receives SD47 candidate survey from Scott Jensen

    The MN Gun Owners Caucus receives a candidate survey from Dr. Scott Jensen for the SD47 election. The full survey can be read at the

  • February
      6th, 2016

    February 6th, 2016 - MNGOPAC receives candidate survey from Jake Coleman in SD47

    The Minnesota Gun Owners PAC receives a candidate survey from Jake Coleman in the Senate District 47 race.

  • January
      29th, 2016

    January 29th, 2016 - MNGOPAC Sends Surveys to all candidates in SD47 Race

    MN Gun Owners PAC sends surveys to all of the candidates seeking endorsement.

  • January
      18th, 2016

    January 18th, 2016 - Jake Coleman requests MNGOPAC to review race for pre-primary endorsement

    Jake Coleman, another candidate for the senate seat reaches out to the MN Gun Owners PAC for potential endorsement in the race.

  • July
      1st, 2015

    July 1st, 2015 - Scott Jensen Announces MN Senate Campaign

    Dr. Scott Jensen formally announces his candidacy for Senate DIstrict 47, representing Carver County Minnesota.