Apple To Replace Handgun Emoji with Water Gun Emoji

The current handgun graphic shows a gray revolver with a black handle. The new emjoi will show a green water gun with a dark colored plastic tip.

The [handgun] and other weapon emojis have landed people in trouble with the law. A 12-year-old in Virginia was charged after allegedly threatening her school in an Instagram post that used a gun, knife and bomb emoji. A teen in Brooklyn was arrested for posting a police emoji with pistol emojis pointing at his head. The charges were later dropped.

Additionally, “A French court ruled a pistol emoji could constitute a death threat, sentencing a man to three months in prison for texting the gun to his ex-girlfriend.”

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