Pennsylvania generally allows the open carrying of firearms without a license. However, in Philadelphia (the only “city of the first class”),1 a license is required to openly carry a firearm.2

See our Open Carrying of Firearms in Public policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Notes
  1. 53 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 101. ⤴︎
  2. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. §§ 6108-6109. ⤴︎