Hero Stopped Mass Shooting, But Mainstream Media Never Covered The Story

Incredible story!

Can you imagine having your eye shot out and still having the wherewithal, not to mention the chutzpah, to get back up, draw your gun and engage an active shooter?

SEE ALSO: Armed Citizen Responders Stopped Active Shooters 40% of the Time in Gun-Friendly Zones

Mr. Mendez is a true hero and an absolute legend!

UPDATE: Interview on Tucker:

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  • Forjon7 September 12, 2022, 7:54 pm

    If it weren’t for the trauma centers doing an incredible job on attacked victims, the death count would be much higher. Check the stats on attack survivors from 20 years ago.

  • Janet Tomkins September 9, 2022, 5:19 pm

    Those in control of our government and the bureaucracy HATE gun owners, UNLESS they are big campaign donors or violent criminals. Why do they like those folks? Well, it’s obvious about the donors. Why do they like criminals? Because that helps keep the general populace scared and people who are in fear are easier to scam, easier to convince to vote a certain way.

  • kjj September 9, 2022, 2:30 pm

    Im truly surprised this hero wasn’t thrown in jail on gun charges!!, really! that’s how screwed up our now socialist country has become. As long as we have a constitution and the 2nd the 4th and 14th amendment I will never turn over my weapons no matter how much prison time i am threatened with. Mass Non compliance with an unconstitutional law Is the only way to defeat communist socialism.

  • Anna September 9, 2022, 2:03 pm

    A similar incident occurred in Baltimore, only in that incident the hero was arrested. He stopped the villain using non-lethal means and held him for police. Shoulda been paraded as a hero; but you see he was legally armed EXCEPT that he was in a bar and Maryland law says you can’t carry in liquor establishment. So even though he didn’t fire his weapon the police arrested him. The shit supervisor (a lieutenant) said that they had to make an example of him for violating the Maryland concealed carry laws …..

    I suspect he’ll get good representation and walk away with nothing more than a burning desire to flee that cesspool of a city and a seriously deleted bank account; but the takeaways from this are your “concealed carry insurance” won’t cover you if it’s not legal for you to be armed when you act.

    • Semo September 10, 2022, 3:52 am

      Kudos to your friend for doing the right thing. Sometimes, law enforcement goes too far in enforcing the letter of the law rather than the spirit of the law. And, I think CCW insurance should operate under the same premises.

  • pete September 9, 2022, 1:11 pm

    Lol, there are way too many such shootings for the media to cover even a fraction of them with any detail. We are awash in shootings and gun violence, thanks to our societal obsession with guns. We all share some blame, Hollywood, AR lovers, people who carry to feel cool, those who have guns and terrible tempers, those who don’t store their guns securely against theft, those who buy guns for their creepy mentally ill kids, etc, etc, etc. The list is long.

    • David September 9, 2022, 5:02 pm

      Absolutely incorrect Pete, but you’d be great in a Beto campaign ad. Our country is doing fine. The criminal violence is primarily in the blue cities with all the gun control laws already on the books, and the only people to blame are the criminals themselves. The only collective responsibility lies with the media who intentionally give cowardly murderers the fame & notoriety they desire, and the modern Marxists who want to destroy our country from the inside.

    • Anna September 9, 2022, 7:36 pm

      I was with you right up till you tossed in the “societal obsession”quip. Everything from there on just made you sound uninformed (I was going to say stupid but I was afraid that might hurt your feelings). YES there are a lot of shootings; but perhaps a better source for your societal blame might be to focus on something more fundamental than the tools. Maybe and this is just a guess (no it’s not); but maybe it’s an institutional lack of morals and the penalties for breaking the law. So I don’t know (actually I do); but blaming a societal obsession, and especially spouting such drivel without offering any concrete evidence (because there isn’t any), isn’t proof of anything more than echoing bad science.

    • D September 9, 2022, 8:53 pm

      So people who like the AR platform are the problem?

    • Anna September 10, 2022, 10:05 am

      Exactly what is a “societal obsession” or more important what does it have to do with shootings. Judas Priest we have an obsession with pepperoni pizza and you don’t see people being beaten pepperoni sticks. Your logic is flawed but I do find myself craving a stuffed crust

    • Anna September 11, 2022, 1:04 pm

      Well that’s just nonsense

    • Anna September 11, 2022, 3:16 pm

      I’m sorry but I can’t agree

    • Geo Ling September 12, 2022, 8:41 am

      There is no such thing as gun violence.

  • Louis September 9, 2022, 1:08 pm

    May I complete what Keith just said. Most governments (around the world) are not the problem simply because they are a government ; when we are so many people living together I believe some kind of “supervision” must exist.
    Nevertheless “governments” are so problematic because of the kind of people who are attracted by “government’s power” or “glamour” and who says anything and its opposite to get elected.

  • Tony September 9, 2022, 12:24 pm

    Amazing man, family and friends.

  • Keith September 9, 2022, 9:35 am

    I hate to break it to you,but half of that swamp is Republican.Both sides are pretending to have opposing agendas so they can slowly take everything away without most people noticing.Dems pass gun laws and increase taxes,become the bad guys,Republicans come to “save the day”…except they don’t…most gun laws are still in place and prices are still high, but they DO take some personal freedoms like bodily autonomy and some people’s ability to vote.Then it’s the Democrats turn to play hero again,except nothing the Republicans did actually gets reversed,but we get more gun laws and taxes.Both sides are playing good cop/bad cop in an alternating pattern,keeping us mad at each other instead of mad at the government as a whole.Both sides are playing their roles,slowly eroding all of our rights and freedoms and they actually have us blaming each other for it instead of them.

    • Lowly Degenerate September 9, 2022, 10:46 am

      Absolutely true!!!

    • Matt September 9, 2022, 12:09 pm

      Exactly correct. The uniparty is the enemy and they don’t care one wit about any of us, only about their own power and graft.

    • andy eldridge September 9, 2022, 12:23 pm

      Holy shit, you are right. I have been criticizing the spineless republicans for years. It’s nothing more than a political game.

      • FirstStateMark September 9, 2022, 2:57 pm

        Democrats & Republicans don’t do jack shit but fight with each other.

    • Louis September 9, 2022, 12:54 pm

      Well … I believe we should qualify your comment as pure wisdom. Thank’s to let us know there are still people who tries to make this world turn a bit rounder. Regards

    • BR549 September 10, 2022, 6:33 pm

      Absolutely FLAWLESS explanation.

      When it actually comes down to choosing sides, 90% of Congress will still be trying to hedge their allegiances for who they think the winner will be, not for any loyalty to ethics, morality, or the Constitution. This whole Trump-MAGA thing has been an excellent exercise for intelligent people to flush the traitors out of the bushes. At least Trump had those Swamp people right square in his reticle. God bless him for awakening so many people who had otherwise lost hope.

  • Markymark September 9, 2022, 9:22 am

    Wow, apparently you don’t cover it either.

    • S.H. Blannelberry September 9, 2022, 9:31 am

      Honestly, I think we did but the local reporting at the time was sparse and indicated that a woman had stopped the attack. I tried to dig up the article but couldn’t find it. I’ll keep looking. We make it our mission to spread the word when something like this happens.

      • Barney Rice September 9, 2022, 11:44 am


  • Davud September 9, 2022, 9:15 am

    Local media covered this shooting, including an NBC affiliate, and The Associated Press moved a story, which is about as mainstream as the media gets. The story relates how the bad guy was stopped by a good guy, but police had not released Mendez’s name.

    Note that the news of this shooting gets lost in the big story of the following day, the Highland Park, Illinois, mass shooting.


  • Ron September 9, 2022, 9:09 am

    Guns are used far more often in America to protect lives than to take lives. We here about very few of the former. Time to change that.

  • Mark Wynn September 9, 2022, 9:01 am

    Saw him on Tucker Carlson. Sharp as a tack, despite a bullet entering the left side of his head and coming out his right eye. The two, unarmed women are also heroes, choosing to engage the killer rather than be victims.

    • Mark Wynn September 9, 2022, 9:04 am

      Correction … the bullet entered the right side of his head and took our his left eye.

  • George T Horvat September 9, 2022, 8:30 am

    Duh! Muslims are allowed to (marry) children as young as six years of age. Afganistan must be a child molesters paradise.

  • Dr Motown September 9, 2022, 8:20 am

    A true unsung hero! God bless you and your family sir🙏

  • graceythecat September 9, 2022, 6:00 am

    the commie ran msm never mentions the good that has been done and they will never mention the almost 100,000 dead Americans due to their open border fentanyl express they have created.
    time to drain the swamp of these commie democrat pedophiles and send them to Afghanistan for life.

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