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Apple to Replace Pistol Emoji with Water Gun Instead

The Guardian

If you enjoy using the pistol emoji, best save it to your Notepad now before Apple replaces it with the new green water gun emoji.

If you update your Emoji keyboard in September, you may be in for a rude awakening when going to find the pistol emoji. Apple, in a stand for gun control, has replaced it with a neon green water gun with a plastic trigger.

Following the heightened cases of gun violence in the country the last few years, Apple is taking a stand against the use of violent emojis and will be removing this particular one from its list, while adding a few highlights: female athletes, single-parent families, and construction workers.

While anti-gun groups in the U.S. seem pleased with the change, others are asking the point of it overall. Do you agree with this coming change?

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Apple to Replace Pistol Emoji with Water Gun Instead