Remove the Gun Emoji

Remove the Gun Emoji

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Ryan Fitzgibbon started this petition to Unicode Consortium

Gun violence in our media has become socially acceptable. It first proliferated in movies and on television, then video games, and now encouraging gun violence is as accessible as an emoji. With so much gun violence and imagery in our media, many have become numb to the staggering statistics of gun-related deaths. The tragedy in Orlando is a horrifying reminder that real-world gun violence has devastating consequences, and we have to do something.

It may seem as though power to create change is out of our hands, but one small change can literally start at our fingertips. Please sign this petition asking Unicode to drop the gun emoji. Together, let's show Silicon Valley that we're capable of communicating without weapons, and ask for an official removal of the gun emoji to bring awareness on a global scale to this important conversation on gun violence.

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