If you want to know the definition of "politics," you need only look at the United States Senate. Every poll of Americans conducted over the past few months shows that between 82 percent and 93 percent of us support background checks for the purchase of firearms at gun shows and over the internet. Even 85 percent of FOX News viewers support universal background checks. On April 17, 54 percent of our elected senators voted to require background checks for gun show and internet purchases. However, the bill was defeated because the Republicans in the Senate forced a rule that requires a 60 percent vote for passage.