Outrage at her remarks and her treatment of the witness was immediate and profound. A stunned Professor Dave Kopel of the University of Denver law school and author of a textbook on firearms law and policy, called Hudak's remarks "outrageous". He went on to say that her statements displayed "self-righteous, ignorant bigotry". Hudak later gave a qualified apology: "I feel so horrible for what some of these people have endured. I am only looking out for their best interest."