Apple to change gun emoji to water gun

Apple changes gun emoji (CNN)

(CNN) — Apple announced Monday it will replace its controversial gun emoji with a green water gun emoji in its new iOS 10 software update.

Last year, an organization called New Yorkers Against Gun Violence started a campaign to get the tech company to scrap the pistol emoji. The change comes after some people got in trouble with the law because they used the pistol and other weapons emojis in social media posts.

It’s just one of more than 100 new and redesigned symbols coming this fall.

Other new emojis feature female athletes and professionals such as a woman detective, construction worker and police officer.

Apple users can download the beta iOS software now ahead of its official launch in September.

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