(CNN)Before the shock and horror subside after a mass shooting, a long-simmering debate inevitably heats up over gun control.
- The right to bear arms is enshrined in the first article of Nevada's constitution: "Every citizen has the right to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes."
- You don't need a permit to buy a gun, nor are you required to get a license or register a firearm. There's no limit on the number of guns a person can buy at one time.
- Carrying an unconcealed firearm in public is legal.
- It's legal to own assault weapons and large-capacity magazines for ammunition.
- There is no mandated waiting period before buying a gun.
- You can bring a gun to a polling place, to a casino and to a bar.
- You cannot bring a gun to a school or a university campus.
- Nevada voters passed a ballot measure last year requiring a background check for firearm transactions between private parties. But the state attorney general put it on hold, saying it wasn't enforceable.