You can tell everything you need to know about the five remaining 2016 Presidential candidates by how they feel about the object in the following picture.

Colt LE6920 AR-15
The Colt LE6920 is a popular model of the most common rifle sold in the United States, the AR-15 carbine.

This is a Colt LE6920.

It is a very popular variant of the most popular rifle sold in the United States, year in and year out. AR-15s are very popular because they fire a small, relatively inexpensive bullet that has minimal recoil and high accuracy, and the basic design of the rifle is very modular. It is used on more kinds of marksmanship competitions than any other rifle we can think of, is popular for many kinds of hunting, and excels in a personal self-defense context. There are more than five million of these owned by American shooters so far, and thousands are sold every day across the nation.

Despite being the most popular rifle sold in the country, they are only very rarely used in crimes. Less than 250 rifles of all kinds were used in criminal homicides in 2014, and those numbers continue to plummet year after year.

You can tell all you need to know about the five remaining contenders for the office of the Presidency in 2016 by how they feel about this common, utilitarian rifle.

Hillary Clinton

Secretary Clinton in favor of banning this common rifle and others that operate in a similar manner outright, and suing the companies that manufacture them out of existence with nuisance lawsuits by repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in  Arms Act (PLCAA).

Bernie Sanders

Senators Sanders would also ban this rifle and similar firearms. He’s waffled on the¬†Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA).

John Kasich

Governor Kasich voted for the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban as a member of the House of Representatives, which banned this and similar firearms. Says he is now not longer in favor of such bans.

Donald Trump

Favored banning these and similar firearms into the 2000s. Now claims to be very pro-Second Amendment.

Ted Cruz

Has always supported the right of the American people to own AR-15s and similar firearms.