A gun emoji, more precisely a pistol. A weapon that has potential to cause great harm.
Displayed facing right-to-left on all platforms. iOS 10 displays this emoji as a toy squirt gun / water pistol instead of a realistic-looking weapon.
Pistol was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
🚩 Appearance differs greatly cross-platform. Use with caution.