The Tar Heel Rifle and Pistol Club on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus says a bill making its way through the Student Congress has singled the club out for discrimination because some students don’t like the club. At issue is the percentage of votes needed to approve funding for the group’s ammunition.
“There are precedents built into the Student Code, so this would be a higher standard than for other student group funding,” club president Grant Anastas-King said.
Best said the bill’s passage could set a precedent of Student Congress members targeting funding for organizations, the missions of which they do not support.
“Some of the people who supported this bill have expressed that they don’t like the organization and don’t want to fund it,” Best said.
“To be frank, I think (the bill) was a roundabout way to discriminate against this group.”