CLOWN POSSE: My local Alt-Weekly ran a rather mean editorial about the Knox County Commissioner who pulled a gun on an armed robber last week, calling him a “clown” and commenting: “His confrontation with a young man last Saturday at his dealership is an example of Lambert’s lack of judgment.”

Given that the “young man” — who was pointing a gun at Lambert at the time — fled the scene in response to Lambert’s action and has since been arrested and charged with committing a murder just a few hours before he tried to rob Lambert, it seems that Lambert’s judgment is less suspect than that of the editorialists at Metro Pulse.

It’s really a pretty decent alt-weekly, and I’ve written for it myself on quite a few occasions. And you’ve got to give them credit for this: “We should point out that under the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Lambert has the right to keep and bear arms.”

But here their knee-jerk reaction has embarrassed them, and they really ought to apologize.