I thank everyone for all of the great advice about hunting equipment but I have another question. When you buy a long gun (shotgun or rifle) for the first time, what are the licensing requirements? We are in Philadelphia, so I understand they might be a little different. I've tried reading through the regulations and I'm getting confused about what we need and how long the process takes. Scenario is we go to a Dick's or Cabela's type place (or local shop) and we want to buy a rifle just to be used for hunting. What do we need to have with us, and what can we expect? We would just be keeping it locked up and only transporting it in the car when going hunting.