PA is not pro-gun. PA adds a litany of reasons, beyond the federal prohibitions, that disqualify you from possessing a gun. Even stricter requirements exist for a carry permit.
I lived in Vermont before I came to PA. There, if you are over 21 and not federally prohibited, you may possess, carry, and conceal a firearm with no permitting or other inhibitions.
Sad that a socialist state has more gun freedoms than PA.