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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 Carry policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. 53 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 101.[]
  2. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. §§ 6108-6109.[]