Emma Gonzalez of the Parkland Hoax has applied at the United States Patent and Trademark Office to officially trademark her famous “We call BS” tagline.
Gonzalez, who is pansexual gender neutral high school student who won’t stay neutral on the gun-control issue, is planning to trademark “We Call BS” to make shirts, mugs, bandannas and other items to further her fight for stronger gun-control regulations, TMZ reported on Saturday.
From documents obtained by TMZ, Gonzalez wrote that her goal for the Trademark is to:
promot(e) the interests of concerned parties and promoting public awareness of the need for promoting gun safety.”
Gonzalez started using the phrase “We Call B.S.” almost immediately after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In February, just days after 17 people at her school were shot and killed, she took the stage at a gun control rally in Ft. Lauderdale to call on politicians, the NRA and President Trump’s administration to create stricter gun-control laws.
“They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. We call BS,” González said in response to those who oppose gun control. “They say guns are just tools like knives and are as dangerous as cars. We call BS. They say that no laws could have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred. We call BS.”
At the Ft. Lauderdale rally, Gonzalez also morally justified ostracizing and being cruel to the alleged school shooter of Parkland Hoax, Nikolas Cruz, since elementary school.
The people in the government who were voted into power are lying to us, and us kids seem to be the only ones who notice and our parents to call B.S.,” Gonzalez said at the rally. “Companies trying to make caricatures of the teenagers these days, saying that all we are self-involved and trend-obsessed and they hush us into submission when our message doesn’t reach the ears of the nation, we are prepared to call B.S.”
She went on to “call B.S.” on politicians and the NRA, saying the event was preventable.
A trademark would also prevent others from using the phrase against González and her cause. According to the filing, the student’s goal with the trademark is to continue “promoting the interests of concerned parties and promoting public awareness of the need for promoting gun safety.”