Satirical News Service
In a show of unity and great moral courage Congress finally got a gun control law passed through both Houses of Congress. It would effectively ban all emoji resembling a rifle from the internet. The NRA had lobbied hard to block this, but in the end, some Republican Congressmen facing tough re-election campaigns, conceded and voted to support the bill. Some Congressmen tried to add amendments that would also ban the Rainbow Flag, but these were defeated. Although this important legislation does remove the all import Rifle emoji, it does leave intact the ubiquitous handgun emoji. Opponents say this is just proof that Obama and Clinton want to take away our guns. Trump tweeted that this just gives ISIS more ammunition to carry out terrorist attacks. The NRA posted that they will fight this legislation and move for its immediate repeal. Meanwhile Democrats are celebrating finally passing effective gun control legislation stating "We all feel safer tonight knowing that the rifle emoji has been banned from the Internet".