Apple replaces gun emoji with plastic toy and Twitter users throw a tantrum

Apple Inc. will replace the handgun emoji with a plastic squirt gun and promote women athletics and single-parent families when it rolls out more than 100 new emoji as part of the fall launch of iOS 10.

The new emojis, which also include a rainbow flag in support of the LGBT community, sparked a wave of reaction in the Twitterverse on Tuesday, with many people criticizing Apple AAPL, -1.48% for giving its two-cents about important social issues, such as gun control.

so Apple is replacing the pistol emoji with a… Wait for it… Water gun emoji.

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