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UFC’s Glover Teixeira Calls For ‘Common Sense’ Gun Control

It turns out that UFC light heavyweight Glover Teixeira has a niece who is a first grader at Sandy Hook Elementary. In a new ad for Demand Action to End Gun Violence, an organization started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to increase gun regulation, Glover talks about his family’s harrowing experience and vaguely calls for more gun regulation.

“My niece¬†was a first grader at Sandy Hook,” Glover says. “She survived. She was lucky. We were lucky. Her life, our kids, her future, they can’t always count on luck. We need to use our heads when it comes to guns…assault weapons are not for sport.”

We’re not going to make an argument for or against increased gun regulation, but we do find it noteworthy that MMA has apparently come so far from being considered a brutal, violent, spectacle that its participants and their profession are now being used as anti-violence figures by major groups.

Check out the ad and let us know what you think, nation.

- Elias Cepeda

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khembob- April 14, 2013 at 11:50 pm
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gdxbcmcg- April 12, 2013 at 11:37 am
up to I saw the paycheck saying $9692, I have faith that my brother was like they say actualey receiving money part-time from there labtop.. there uncles cousin started doing this less than seventeen months and recently cleard the loans on there cottage and purchased themselves a Ford Focus. I went here,
JWM- April 9, 2013 at 4:31 pm
Good Enough for me then.
Sho Nuff- April 9, 2013 at 4:20 pm
"I didn't think I came off as unreasonable or unthoughtful."

In case I wasn't clear, I agree, you seem like a thoughtful and reasonable guy. That's what I was saying, no sarcasm.

Now, I didn't call anyone a coward for having a difference of opinions. I said that the macho acting pussies who throw around the "from my cold dead hands" type of lines are small dicked cowards compensating by pretending by they are big gun toting badasses.
JWM- April 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm
Sho Nuff- The Patriot act is one of the scary things that the government is good at creating in the name of public safety. I didn't think I came off as unreasonable or unthoughtful. I never called anyone a pussy, small dicked or a coward for them having a difference in opinion. I understand the desire to want to do something after such tragedies however the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I guess you could say that I am approaching this as an individual who trust a politician regardless of their party affiliation about as far as I can throw him/her.
intercept440- April 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm
Oh and Sho Nuff yes you can actually own explosive and fully automatic weapons, and a tank and a fighter jet if you can afford it. you just have to have the proper tax stamp from the feds and it has to be a machinegun that was previously registered with the NFA prior to may 19 1986, anything after that a civilian cannot own period, there are however loopholes.

you can own tanks all day long as long as the primary weapon is non functioning same as fighters. so again brother do some reading , youll learn alot. peacve out im outa here
intercept440- April 9, 2013 at 3:09 pm
Well shonuff , since obama wont release any of his college transcirpts or records i cannot PROVE with facts that he is indeed a socialist, i however Beleive he is.

As for feinstein its a known fact.
as for Reagan? he may have not liked it , nor nixon for that matter, but they never signed a bunch of executive actions trying everybackdoor way they could to force there own opionions either.

As far as the crazies go i would rahter they killed them selves without ever going to a gun freezone and killing others.

cops in schools is not a new idea its been done and it works. here in las vegas they put metro officers in the schools and the gan related school shootings dropped 90% and that was in the late 80's.

what you seem to not understand is the fact that blanket bans dont do a damn thing. it will strip you of your rights by way of proxy. do you think you should have to turn over your lawful proerty to the govt or register it becasue three assholes commited evil?? i dont myself.

nor am i stupid or ignorant or an idiot, i just have a different opionion than you do.

Oh and by the way i spoell like shit becasue i type really fast and dopnt really give a fuck about going back and correcting it.

i will henceforth agrre to disagree with you 8)
Sho Nuff- April 9, 2013 at 2:52 pm
@ the much more thoughtful and reasonable JWM. I don't see moving the line that already exists as giving up our freedoms. I would not want to see the 2nd amendment repealed and no one currently serving in congress is pushing any such agenda. I already can't own a heavy machine gun. I have fired several, I would love to have a SAW or an HK121, but our society already agrees that there are limits to weapon ownership. We can't keep explosives, machine guns, cluster bombs, fighter jets, tanks and the like. Military tech went far beyond what the founders could ever envision from a world of black powder and muskets where the most advanced weapon was a cannon. Not letting civilians keep missiles is logical, talking about whether or not to move that line between civilian and military to include military designed weapons platforms is a valid discussion.

Honest question, JWM, are you coming at this as an individual or a right winger? Were you cautioning your fellow citizens when Bush and the Congress were passing the Patriot Act and the War Powers Act, things that have done serious harm to our liberty and police power in America, including allowing for the militarization of the police. BTW, I fully support limiting the cops to the same arms available to the citizenry.
Sho Nuff- April 9, 2013 at 2:43 pm
Intercept, you are a complete idiot. You can't even spell socialism, let alone define it. Obama is not a socialist, not anymore than Reagan was, as they are the same on many issues, including assault weapons, which Reagan was against civilian ownership as well. Throwing around words you think are scary to people without knowing what they mean or if they are true is kind of the hallmark of the right wingnuttia of today. You. Are. Stupid.

As for stopping people from doing evil deeds. Look at it this way. If someone snaps, would you rather them go off in a school with a knife or an M4 with a pocket full of clips? The same day as Sandy Hook a man went crazy on a bunch of kids in China with a knife and NO ONE DIED. Today, at a campus in Texas a guy went nuts with some kind of blade and injured 15, mostly minor, couple serious. Imagine if he had an AK with a drum. This isn't rocket surgery.
TellaTruth- April 9, 2013 at 1:26 pm
i'm not a coward, i'm not a criminal, and i will keep my guns; whatever kind i want to pay for. you can keep your nose out of my business.
JWM- April 9, 2013 at 12:05 pm
We should be very careful when giving up freedoms to the government. The freedoms they are encroaching on today may not mean much to you personally but I promise tomorrow the freedoms they want to abolish could very well be something you hold dear.
intercept440- April 9, 2013 at 11:54 am
i would agree with you on alot of your points sho nuff, but how would banning a particualr item stop crimals and evil people from doing evil deeds like murderring children?? not a damn thing. even joe biden admitted as much. which leads me to believe there is an alternate reason...
so i did some background checking of my own. on a few particular individuals. obama, and fienstein. obama is a goddamed socialist marxism fanatic has been since he was in college. senator feinstein is one also. she is on record in the ninteys on video and audio (google it you shoudl be able to find it) that her entire agenda is to completlty disarm america so that she cn force socialist govt on the country. then take into acount he 9000 gun laws already on the books that only about roughly 138 of them actually get ENFORCED.. then youll see the whole argument about giving the govt. anymore fucking leeway than it already has...
and the fact that there statistics are all fucking bullshit lies, is the other side of the coin. 40% of gun sales are not conducted without background checks. thats is bullshit from the 90's feinstien ban which could never be backed up even then. also take the 1million plus people supposedly stopped from buying a ifrearm from background checks...another steaming pile of shit . out of all those who were flagged. the feds only came up with like less than one hundred convictions, becasue they dont prosecute those attempting to buy them. last i looked it is a felony for a felony to try to actively obtain a weapon that he is forbideen to have...yet the govt only came up with less than 100 convictions?? wtf is that about.
its about striiping your rights gradually over time. in my view. its called prelude to socialst marxismn
Sho Nuff- April 9, 2013 at 10:48 am
@JWM Fair enough. Although many right wing types ignore actual Jefferson quotes where he firmly stated that America was not founded as a Christian nation and that the intent of the establishment clause was to erect a wall of separation between church and state. I'm not saying you are one such person, though.

I, too, am a gun owner/enthusiast. I own several guns, including three assault rifles (an MR223, an HK91 and my baby, a Russian SKS). When you see those polls, though, that show a strong majority of responsible gun owners support background checks, assault weapon and high capacity magazine bans... that's me. I don't fear the government taking away our right to bear arms, that's not a part of the discussion at all. All that is on the table is are there reasonable things we can do that would put some speed bumps between people wanting to do awful things and attaining the means to do so.
JWM- April 9, 2013 at 10:48 am
That was my whole responsible adult comment. Responsible adults should be trusted to consume a dangerous substance that impairs judgement, motor skills etc that is responsible for around the same number of fatalities every year just from drunk driving fatalities alone. Quite a bit more I'm sure when you account for health issues related to alcohol. ( not fact checking just speculating on that one) Give me a break. Just because a freedom isn't one you choose to partake in doesn't make it right to take it away from someone else.
JWM- April 9, 2013 at 10:20 am
I pulled the Thomas Jefferson was crucial to defining the powers of our constitution bit from the LOC here. -

It wasn't my intention to imply the other quote was from the same source. I pulled it from my lifetime NRA membership propaganda......
poihcpnv- April 9, 2013 at 10:17 am
as Robin said I didn't even know that a student can get paid $8103 in 4 weeks on the computer. have you read this page
JWM- April 9, 2013 at 9:40 am
So in other words your saying your a responsible adult who can consume alcohol responsibly and should have the freedom to do so?
Sho Nuff- April 9, 2013 at 9:36 am
@JWM: That is a fake quote, it is NOT from the library of congress and it was never said by Jefferson. It is a fiction of the gun lobby. Proof? Here is a link to Monticello, the museum and home of Jefferson, that houses the Jefferson library:

JWM How do you derive any value from a fake quote made up for partisan political reasons?
Deadpanda- April 9, 2013 at 10:11 am Here are some real quotes from the Library of Congresses' website. You can pick the one you like.
russkijim- April 9, 2013 at 9:33 am
I always enjoy, the 'right then, give up alcohol/cars/rope/gigantic dildos etc. cos they kill people too' line of argument. Yup, other things in life cause death but that's not their sole purpose is it? I can use my car to go to a bar and drink that wonderful alcohol, which I can use to get drunk, which may or may not lead to me wanting to drive home or attempting to beat the crap out of someone. It may lead me to auto-erotically asphixiate myself while doing unspeakable things with the gigantic dildo causing me to do a Michael Hutchence, who knows? However, it's somewhat more likely that I'll probably just get a cab there, go home and throw up afterwards, having not caused death or discomfort to anyone apart from myself. I take out my gun and go bang bang with it, people will die. That's its sole purpose, to cause death to others with the minimum of effort. Remove the guns, I point my fingers at someone and say bang bang, less fatal in general
Deadpanda- April 9, 2013 at 10:14 am
I had fun at the gun range the other day. No one person or animal died. We shot clay, mettle & paper targets. So, what where you saying about something you seem to know very little about again?
Deadpanda- April 9, 2013 at 10:20 am
>_< metal
JWM- April 9, 2013 at 8:57 am
According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic safety administration) 10,228 people died in 2010 from drunk driving. What about the portion of those people who weren't intoxicated and were just innocent victims? Everybody here ready to give up their alcohol? Alcohol doesn't serve a real needed purpose does it? I mean think about the innocent folks and their right to drive down the highway without the fear of being killed by a drunk driver.
Gringo- April 9, 2013 at 11:19 am
You would have a valid point.... if drink driving wasn't illegal.
JWM- April 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm
Ummmm so is killing kids and carrying a gun on most school campuses.
JWM- April 9, 2013 at 8:33 am
According to the library of Congress website Thomas Jefferson was crucial to defining the powers of our constitution. Since this info came from the almighty government I'm sure it won't be disputed. That being said here is a quote from Thomas Jefferson in regards to the 2nd Ammendment-"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."-Thomas Jefferson

Sho Nuff how do you derive any other meaning from this?
Sho Nuff- April 9, 2013 at 7:58 am
So much macho, small dicked ignorance here it's appalling. Seriously CP, grow a pair. No, the 2nd amendment was not put in place so we could shoot the government. That, like pretty much everything teabaggers believe, is a lie. The 2nd Amendment was put into place to protect the country. America did not have a standing military and the Constitution did not create one. Instead it allowed for well regulated militias for the common defense. Very quickly, as military technology increased we began drawing a line between military arms and civilian sporting/hunting/defense arms. Civilians could not have cannons, howitzers, gatling guns... all the way through today where civilians cannot have .50 cal HMGs, stinger missiles, and fighter jets. We've always had a line and talk about adjusting that line slightly is not tyranny, it is not robbing you a right, it is not a slippery slope. That line has always been there and the argument that it should be moved a bit to include military weapons platforms like the AR that use ammo designed for extreme ballistic damage to tissue and high capacity magazines that don't have a legitimate need is a very solid argument that has the support of a large majority of the American people. You want to talk tough about your "cold dead hands", go ahead, pussy, I'll call your bluff. You aren't going to do shit because you are a tiny dicked coward.
intercept440- April 9, 2013 at 11:38 am
uhmm sorry to burst your bubble... but the 5.56x45 is not an extremely ballistcally damaging round. in fact its so weak your not even allowed to hunt with that caliber in most states..
and as far as a legitmate need to own a 30 round magazine? there are plenty of legitimate reasons. it's called being prepared for multiple attackers. how about you got read what was going on in new orleans in the aftermath of katrina. mass looting gangs of thugs roaming around murdering and raping people. hell the cops were murdering and looting also.. ide say thats a legitmate need. if you dont . thats your view ..fine by me.. but to call others small dicked pussys or whatever becasue your view is different, shows how truly fucking ignorant YOU are. good day sir!!!
intercept440- April 9, 2013 at 11:57 am
the last part is sarcasm in case you didnt realize it
Dmonicideals- April 9, 2013 at 7:45 am
Go ahead and give up your guns. We all know that our government is totally benevolent and would NEVER turn on us once were disarmed. It isn't like the FBI and the ATF have killed more kids than serial shooters. And we all know our "president" would never just outright assassinate an American citizen without due process, right? The DHS only ordered 25 years worth of ammo, 5 rounds for every American, because they need to do training... or got a good deal on bulk.... or.... yeah..... Nope, nothing untoward happening here.
Dmonicideals- April 9, 2013 at 7:41 am
I love how "Grandmas nutmeg" wants stricter gun control laws as a way to use police to murder people he doesn't like. How many other people that don't share your every opinion do you want the police to murder for you? How very liberal (pronounced "blithering hypocrite) of you.
intercept440- April 9, 2013 at 6:56 am
hey towns..YOUR rights might evolve... but MY rights are unalienable rights and i will give them up for no one... you have your oppionion and we have ours. just because yours is different doesnt give you a right to take ours away or rationalize that we are insane. fuck off already