Apple jumps on board with their attempt to end “Gun Violence” in America and around the world. How are they doing this? By replacing its handgun emoji with a water pistol. This 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.
Excerpt From The Guardian:
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.