Looks like the Ritz-Carlton in Baltimore may soon have Avon Barksdale finally on its side! An owner of one of the penthouses wants to install a gun range—well, technically just a "single lane that could be used for shooting long guns or handguns"—and has hired an architect to appeal to city officials, who are currently debating the legality/safety of it all. The most famous gun lover in the building is, of course, novelist Tom Clancy, who paid $12.6M for three adjacent penthouses back in 2009 and has since spent another $4M on an additional three. Now he's got the entire top floor, a space totaling 17,000 square feet. Question: what happens to the poor people living below him?
· Condo owner wants run range at Ritz-Carlton penthouse [Baltimore Sun via UnBeige]
· Stephen King, Clancy, and Other Pop Authors Living the High Life [Curbed National]