Guardian – Apple has replaced its hand gun emoji with a water pistol – reflecting growing despair in America and worldwide over gun crime.
The change comes in the wake of continuing gun violence in the US, including the killing of two black men by police and the resulting spate of deadly attacks against officers.
The new green and orange emoji, with white plastic trigger, looks distinctly like a harmless toy and will replace the black and silver revolver.
The change, which comes into effect from September, was announced as Apple released 100 new emoji, including a rainbow flag, female athletes, police officers and construction workers and single-parent families.
In a statement that did not directly address the replacement of the gun, Apple said the update included “beautiful redesigns of popular emoji”.
There you have it, Apple has found the solution to gun violence in America. Removing the gun emoji is sure to curb crime, stop mass shootings, and clean up the streets of Chicago finally.
I wonder what Android’s stance on the gun emoji is? Maybe it’s time we all gather in a massive iPhone burning demonstration.
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