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The gun emoji is officially being axed after rise in gun violence

Instead, it’s getting a much safer makeover.

Apple is canning its gun emoji following the wave of gun violence to hit the US.
While it’s a minor change in the greater scheme of the tragic events of late, including the shootings of two black men by police and the resulting attacks on officers, but it’s still a step in the right direction regardless.
The replacement is a harmless toy water gun emoji in green and orange.
The change comes into effect next month, along with the release off 100 new emojis, including female athletes, a rainbow flag, policeman, construction workers and single-parent families.

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