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Apple: Goodbye Revolver Emoji, Hello Water Gun

Emoji swap part of iOS 10 update that also includes rainbow flag, 'gender diverse' additions

(Newser) - Apple has swapped out an emoji in what the Guardian describes as a reflection of "growing despair in America and worldwide" over gun violence. Starting in September, a neon-green water gun will replace the company's black-and-silver revolver, part of an iPhone and iPad iOS 10 update that "... More »

Fed Up With Burglars, Man Buys Gun, Uses It That Night

Criminals appear most interested in senior citizen Harvey Lembo's meds

(Newser) - Earlier this week, Harvey Lembo decided enough was enough. After five burglaries in his Maine home in six years—most recently last month when $1,000 and medications were stolen—the retired lobsterman bought what he describes as a 7mm Russian-made revolver on Monday. Hours later, he used it, reports... More »

Durst Charged With Murder, May Face Death Penalty

Subject of HBO documentary had revolver when arrested

(Newser) - Los Angeles prosecutors today charged wealthy eccentric Robert Durst with murder, meaning he may face the death penalty. The heir to a New York real estate fortune was arrested in a New Orleans hotel over the weekend and agreed to face a murder charge in Los Angeles in the shooting... More »

Cops Find Gun in Teen's Nether Regions

Police say she tried to smuggle loaded weapon into jail

(Newser) - A 19-year-old woman in Tennessee is accused of trying to smuggle a 4-inch gun into jail when she was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license, reports the Smoking Gun . Given that the gun had been stolen in car robbery last year, this was probably not wise. But... More »

Rip Torn Arrested for Breaking Into Conn. Bank

Actor was drunk, armed with revolver: cops

(Newser) - Rip Torn is due in court tomorrow after allegedly breaking into a bank while "highly intoxicated" and carrying a loaded gun, Connecticut state police say. The 78-year-old actor broke a window to gain entry to a Salisbury bank Friday evening and is being held on $100,000 cash bond,... More »

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