Matt in Idaho writes:
If you’re like me, you were devastated — devastated I tell you! — when you read that the gun emoji on your iPhone was going to be replaced with a squirt gun. Like me, you probably saw this as a cultural blow to the RKBA crowd. Well, my organization set out to fix this problem and I’m glad to say that we will provide you with a better option than you had before.
Sticker apps allow a person to add predesigned ‘stickers’ to an iMessage conversation. Some of the most successful examples of these are made up of cat photos or pictures of celebrities. Stickem’ Up by Hardweiblered, LLC is ALL firearms. The app costs $0.99. It’s available to Apple users through this link: https://appsto.re/us/
We have over 50 stickers of firearms, cartridges, reticles and an ammo box on the app. We’re collaborating with several manufacturers and competetive shooters to add more.
The thing that sets our app apart from other gun emojis: we’re using images of a real walnut and steel firearms for our stickers as opposed to black silhouettes or cartoon renderings.
Many of our stickers have provenance. We have a 1911a1 that was carried in a PBY Catalina over the Pacific Ocean in WWII. We have several of the ultra rare and incredibly valuable DARPA XM-3 sniper rifles. One of these was and is a personal rifle of Steve Reicherts (as seen The History Channel).
I am a daily TTAG reader, a lifetime member of the NRA and a second amendment absolutist. The role that devices like the iphone plays in our lives is ever increasing, especially for the younger crowd. Keeping firearms available in the conversations people have on their devices is imperative to the future of the 2A in our culture.