TechBuzz: An iPhone Emoji Is Getting A Major Change

Out of all the tragedies that have occurred in the result of gun violence, one push has been made and received. 

For those of you that enjoy using the pistol emoji on your iPhone, it's about to get a makeover - i.e. turned into a water pistol.

According to CNN Money, the move to #DisarmTheiPhone started with an organization called New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, saying that "we'll show America wants stricter access to guns" by pushing this change through.

#DisarmTheiPhone 40% of gun sales in America are made without a background check. Which can put them in the hands of criminals, children, nearly anyone. And despite both parties agreeing on stricter gun accessibility, and the 33,000 deaths a year caused by guns, no legislative action has been made.

Whether an emoji change will really echo a push for gun reform is a case to be argued among yourselves, the pistol will be migrating to a water pistol, one that will release in the update to iOS 10 this coming fall.


Amy Cooper is a writer and pop culture fact nerd, and on multiple occasions has been referred to as a “Walking iPod.”