Texas vs Google – Mormon Church Says No to Guns
Texas leads charge against Google in massive antitrust probe
Less than two months after the Justice Department initiated a wide-ranging antitrust review of big tech companies, 50 U.S. states and territories, led by Texas, Monday announced their own investigation into Google’s “potential monopolistic behavior.”
The announcement closely followed one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook’s market dominance. The two probes widen the antitrust scrutiny of big tech companies beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations and enforcement action by European regulators.
Antitrust probe against Google launched by nearly all U.S. states
In a dramatic escalation of anti-tech sentiment, the top prosecutors for 50 U.S. states and territories — but not California — on Monday launched an official investigation into Google to determine whether the Mountain View tech giant violates antitrust law and engages in monopolistic practices.
“This is a company that dominates all aspects of advertising on the internet and searching on the internet, as they dominate the buyer side, the seller side, the (ad) auction side and even the video side with YouTube,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in announcing the probe. The inquiry will focus initially on Google’s advertising business, but Paxton said investigators would go where “the facts lead.”
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Bans All “Lethal Weapons”
The 16 million-member (6.7 million in the US) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often referred to as Mormons, has just gone on the record in a policy change to prohibit the carrying of “lethal weapons” on church property. The policy change does not apply to current law enforcement officers.
Previously, the wording said that bringing weapons to church was “inappropriate,” but didn’t place an outright ban on them. Earlier this month, that changed and a prohibition on firearms was put into place and sent out to some Church leaders, with a letter sent to the Church’s leaders in Texas.
The letter was sent to Texas leaders specifically because law just changed there soon allowing churchgoers of all religions to carry a gun onto church property. This change in Texas law came about after a mass killing of over two dozen worshipers at a Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
That church was filled with unarmed people, but was ultimately stopped by a good guy with an AR-15.
This change in Texas law is seemingly the reason behind the policy change.