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While the number of people seeking a concealed-carry permit for a gun in Colorado has skyrocketed, the ease with which some certification is done is coming under scrutiny, even by Second Amendment supporters.

In Colorado, certification for the permit can be as simple as watching an online video over a lunch hour and taking a free test. In surrounding states, it is not as simple.

“That was never the intention of the bill,” said state Sen. Lois Tochtrop, D-Thornton.

Tochtrop sponsored concealed- carry legislation in 2002.

“I don’t like the idea of it (certification) being done online,” she said. “That is something that may need to be tweaked.”

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