Apple to replace gun emoji with a water pistol

CUPERTINO, CA (WCMH) — With the iOS 10 update, Apple will get rid of the gun emoji and replace it with a green water pistol.

According to CNN, the swap is not the first time Apple has ventured into the gun control debate. Earlier this year, a rifle emoji was denied.

A group called New Yorkers Against Gun Violence started a campaign to have Apple replace the pistol emoji.

“Apple has stood up to the bullying tactics of the NRA and gun industry by showing that there are many more life-affirming ways to express oneself than with a gun,” said Leah Barrett, NYAGV’s Executive Director on Monday.

The gun swap is expected to come with the release of iOS10, scheduled for this fall.

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