There may as of now be a gun emoji, yet you won’t see a rifle emoji at any point in the near future. The Unicode Consortium, the specialized gathering in charge of regulating emoji, consistently voted to expel the rifle from its rundown of new emoji hopefuls in 2016. Other details are here.
Apple, an individual from the consortium alongside tech monsters like Google, Facebook and Microsoft, drove the charge to evacuate the rifle emjoi, said BuzzFeed. The iPhone producer allegedly began the dialog and said it would not bolster a rifle emoji on its stages.
The reason behind it
No reason was given for the choice. Be that as it may, it comes in the midst of recharged civil argument in the US over weapon control in the wake of a Florida shooting that left 49 individuals dead. The shooter, who guaranteed a devotion to the Islamic State, allegedly bought his weapons legitimately.
Unicode 9.0, which is set to be discharge not long from now, will include 72 new emoji. The rifle emoji was an applicant as a major aspect of an arrangement of Olympics-themed emojis. All such emojis related to the Olympics made the cut.