An Open Letter To Apple Inc.
We love what you do. What you make. What you stand for.
There’s just one thing we don’t like.
And we’re writing you in hopes of gaining your support.
You see, despite 33,000 American deaths caused by gun violence every year, including the many recent tragic shootings, there has been no legislative action for stricter gun accessibility. Even President Obama has voiced his frustration, stating, “Congress will not budge and no real action can occur unless the American people feel enough urgency.”
So, what can we do?
We realized that many Americans unknowingly carry a gun with them every day. The one that was given to them without a background check: the gun emoji.
We ask that you stand with the American people and remove the gun emoji from all your products as a symbolic gesture to limit gun accessibility. We understand taking the emoji out will not end gun violence, but this act will show Congress that gun-owning and non-owning Americans have come together to demand required background checks for ALL gun sales.
Please, help us Disarm The iPhone. Thank you.