Apple Is Swapping Out The Pistol Emoji For A Squirt Gun, And The Internet Is Losing Its Mind

Apple has replaced its handgun emoji with a water gun in lieu of the growing controversy surrounding guns in the United States.

The change is a reflection not only of where Apple stands on the issue but also the despair of the country as a whole. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 8,185 gun-related deaths thus far in 2016 and 217 mass shootings.

The announcement was made at the same time Apple released 100 other emoji designs including a rainbow flag, female athletes, police officers, construction workers, and single-parent families – all of which will be available in September.

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Yet people are skeptical this will actually propel any sort of actual change.

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Let’s just say, people shot down the idea.

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