Pennsylvania Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Pennsylvania Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Pennsylvania gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Pennsylvania can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Pennsylvania State Constitution

"The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"All power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness. For the advancement of these ends they have at all times an inalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think proper."

"The citizens have a right in a peaceable manner to assemble together for their common good, and to apply to those invested with the powers of government for redress of grievances or other proper purposes by petition, address or remonstrance."

Pennsylvania Gun Laws

Pennsylvania Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Pennsylvania Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source:
Carrying Firearms in Pennsylvania (Source: Pennsylvania State Police)
Pennsylvania Concealed Carry Reciprocity (Source: Office of Attorney General Commonwealth of Pennsylvania)

Pennsylvania Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting in Pennsylvania (Source: Pennsylvania Game Commission)
Pennsylvania Seasons and Bag Limits (Source: Pennsylvania Game Commission)
Pennsylvania Hunting Licenses and Permits (Source: Pennsylvania Game Commission)
Pennsylvania Outdoor Shop Online Licensing System (Source: The Outdoor Shop - Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission)
Pennsylvania Hunter Education (Source: Pennsylvania Game Commission)

Pennsylvania Shooting Ranges

Pennsylvania Public Shooting Ranges (Source: Pennsylvania Game Commission)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source:
All Shooting Ranges (Source:

Pennsylvania Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source:
IDPA Matches (Source:
USPSA Clubs (Source:
USPSA Matches (Source:
USA Shooting Clubs (Source:
USA Shooting Matches (Source:
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source:

Pennsylvania NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Pennsylvania State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Pennsylvania Gun Shows and FFLs

Pennsylvania Gun & Knife Shows (Source:
Pennsylvania Gun Shows (Source:
Pennsylvania FFL Holders (Source:
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source:
Pennsylvania Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source:

Pennsylvania's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Pennsylvania Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source:
Gubernatorial (Source:
State Legislature (Source:
Statewide Officials (Source:
NRA's Ranking of Pennsylvania Public Officials (Source:

Pennsylvania Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Pennsylvania State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Pennsylvania State Business Tax Climate Rank (Source: Tax Foundation)
Taxes in Pennsylvania (Source: Tax Foundation)