And more specifically, it was Philadelphia that was complaining about this, since they restrict issuance of permits. The rest of the state it's easy for residents to get a permit, and carrying on out of state non-resident permits was not a problem.
It should be noted that Philadumpia is sort of its own special ballgame. If you ever have to use your gun to defend yourself there, expect a world of shit equivalent to doing the same in MA. The Philadumpia "prosecutorial tenor" is 110% anti gun, anti self defense. This posture is unbelievably bad compared to ANYWHERE else in PA. A few years ago on Sigforum we had a member who was an attorney who had a near-draw incident on a bum who tried to rob him at knifepoint. (To add insult to injury, said bum had a CRIMINAL RECORD of violent conduct!) The bum was scared off but called the cops on the guy which started a chain of events that nearly ruined his life. He got acquitted of any wrongdoing but went through hell in the process.
Proceed with extreme caution in Philadumpia, if you visit there.