Apple Will Swap Out The Pistol Emoji For A Squirt Gun

The change comes after gun-control advocates asked for the pistol to be removed, but some emoji users were unimpressed by the new symbol.

Apple will trade the pistol emoji for a toy squirt gun when iOS 10 is released to iPhone and iPad users this fall.

The company announced the change on Monday as part of a series of updates that aim to make emojis more diverse.

The change came after advocacy group New Yorkers Against Gun Violence called for Apple to #disarmtheiphone.

In June, Apple also spoke up in a Unicode meeting against a proposed rifle emoji.

Microsoft also spoke out against a rifle emoji, a Unicode member told BuzzFeed at the time. Since last year, Microsoft's Windows 10 has displayed the pistol emoji as a toy gun.

On Twitter, people were kind of 🙄 about the change.

Finally. Too many emoji lives have been lost at the hands of emoji guns. https://t.co/5QYB5u8B99

Apple is getting rid of the gun emoji. What do they think, this 🔫 is gonna randomly shoot them in the face?

folks gonna send 🌊 🔫 emojis w/ the same intent as the regular 🔫 emoji. emojis make people kill about as much as an actual firearm does. smh

How the fuck am I meant to shoot my emoji self with a water gun???