The anti-gun crowd will be really pleased with Apple’s decision to replace its gun emoji with a water pistol.
Let’s be real: removing the gun emoji is the equivalent of filters and hash tag slacktivism. It's just useless virtue signalling.
These actions won'treduce crime rates because the gun isn’t the problem; the gun toting criminal who illegally possesses the firearm is the problem.
This isn’t the first time Apple has changed their emoji platform to become politically correct.
In fact every update roll out usually brings new emojis to pander to the social justice warrior crowd. Who could forget when Apple "racialized" emojis, only to have SJWs deem them a mer "whitewash" of existing Caucasian emojis and therefore not black enough.
And if Apple is all about anti-violence, why are the bomb, knife and fist emoji still around?
Remember, emojis don’t kill, criminals do!