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Apple’s gun emoji bites the bullet – meet the water pistol

Apple's gun emoji

Apple has made a powerful gesture in the face of worldwide gun crime by banishing guns from its emoji roster.

A green water pistol is the new gun of choice for iOS users, now only capable of metaphorically moistening recipient with the macabre or vaguely threatening use of the emoji.

The move comes as the company looks to further diversify its emoji with a slew of new sports themed avatars that you can see here.

The company earlier in the year helped can a proposed rifle emoji as part of its digital gun control agenda.

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