Still no need in PA. If you've got $20 cash, a clean background, and haven't been commited (voluntarily or otherwise), we trust you to carry a firearm. It's handled by the County Sheriffs Department in everywhere except the City of Philadelphia, which is considered a 'City of the First-Class' due to it's population. The Philadelphia Police control the distribution of permits.I didn’t have to take one when I lived in PA and none required when I moved to Bama. Haven’t done anything stupid with a firearm in the 50 years of owning one and I don’t intend to – knock wood.