Changes to Oklahoma gun laws goes into effect Friday

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A pair of bills that deal with judges, private investigators and firearms go into effect Friday.

House Bill 1413 allows licensed private investigators to openly carry a firearm on and off the job.

However, those private investigators must have a concealed carry permit in order to openly carry a firearm.

Also going into effect Friday is House Bill 1242, which allows a district judge to carry a firearm anywhere in the state for personal protection.

However, the judge must have completed a firearm training course.

The bill covers district judges, municipal judges and retired district judges who have the appropriate retirement papers.