I agree the story appears to be misrepresented, but generally in those types of forums the audience is not supposed to respond to the speakers. I know he asked “anyone in the room”, but he was asking a rhetorical question and not really looking for a response.
As for the media misrepresenting something – surprise! We need to be careful how we conduct this debate and how we represent ourselves. If not we just may inadvertently give the anti-gun crowd the image or sound bite they need.
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman