Tucker Carlson hosted Raul Mendez on his show last week to tell his remarkable story of how he used his gun to stop a mass murderer this past Independence Day weekend in Arizona.
After taking a shot to the head that took out his left eye, Mendez regained consciousness enough to draw his gun, then he shoot and kill the berserk killer, ending the carnage. In the process, he saved other innocent lives including those of his wife and daughters.
Now, after months of recovery, he’s able to recount what happened that day . . .
Tucker Carlson, who appeared stunned after Mendez described what happened that night, asked if Mendez had some sort of special training to pull off such a remarkable feat. “I have no professional training,” was he reply from Mendez.
Mr. Mendez recognized some valiant heroics from others present at the time, including two women who fought with the attacker giving Mendez time to recover his wits, draw his gun and stop the threat.
On July 3, Raul Mendez was celebrating freedom with his family and friends when a man walked in and opened fire.
Raul was shot through the head, but still got up, pulled his concealed carry, and took out the shooter.
The media never covered his story. And we all know why. pic.twitter.com/fjWe8tlvcP
— NRA (@NRA) September 7, 2022
The NRA is promoting Mendez’s story and for good reason.
The mainstream media love to cover — mostly with a pillow — stories that run counter to their narratives. Armed citizens stopping attackers isn’t one of their approved storylines.
As Mr. Mendez states in the NRA-produced video, over 1 million people used firearms to defend themselves and their families every year. And according to the latest, most comprehensive survey, the annual number is almost 1.7 million.
Mendez’s story is one that should be shared. Kudos to him for surviving the attack, including a gunshot wound to the head, and putting an end to a crazed killer’s carnage. Raul Mendez stands as a bona fide American hero.