Apple is taking away your rifle (emoji)

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The rifle won't be made into an emoji.
The rifle won't be made into an emoji.
Photo: Andrew Stawarz/Flickr

Getting your hands on a rifle emoji is about to get a lot harder for all smartphone owners thanks to Apple.

The Unicode Consortium proposed earlier this year to add a rifle emoji as part of the Unicode 9.0 release this year, but according to a new report, the controversial firearm won’t make the cut after Apple campaigned internally to have it removed.

Shotgun-wielding mom dishes out Southern justice to an iPhone

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Surviving gunshots? There's no app for that.
Photo: BAT - ZenTa Channel Z/Cult of Mac

Confiscating your kids’ mobile phones not enough of a punishment? Well, if you’re like one Southern mom there’s always the option of shooting up their iPhone with a shotgun to really make your point!

“I hereby denounce the effects that social media have on my children,” the woman says at the beginning of a video, which was uploaded to YouTube over the weekend.

The ensuing iPhone execution would bring tears to the eyes of poor Jony Ive.