On Monday, an NYU student was arrested for allegedly constructing air rifles in his dorm room, then selling them online. 20-year-old Bernard Goal's "business" was discovered when members of the maintenance team saw pistols on the bed of his Lower Manhattan residence and called campus police. A search of Goal's room produced more guns: Four strikingly realistic airsoft rifles.
Officials believe the junior psychology major was selling them online for as much as $500. Following his arrest, he was charged with violating a law that prohibits the sale or possession of air rifles and imitation guns.
NYU vice president for global security and crisis management Jules Martin sent an email to Goal's fellow dorm residents, saying "NYU does not permit guns—real or fake—on campus." "[I]n this day and age, especially given recent events at Virginia Tech and Newtown, Conn., the University will respond swiftly to protect the safety of our community when there is even a possibility of gun involvement," he added.
If goal can escape this situation without being punished too severely, he should enroll in business school and put his business sense to better use.