"Thursday night, it immediately changed. It was honestly insane. I've seen it before," said Kristi Manning, co-owner of Carter Shooting Supply in Harrison. "I've been doing this for 16 years, so I've seen it in the past where something tragic happens and people kind of panic and want to feel secure. And that's what happened."
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"We're gun carriers, we're the South, we're Tennessee. We tote guns, we carry guns, we carry several guns. You'd never think it would happen here, but it caught us off guard," said Manning.

Area gun shop owners shared their sales numbers over the weekend. The owner at Shooters Depot said they sold 89 guns in two days, and 289 people signed up for the handgun carry permit class. At Carter Shooting Supply, the shop sold 15 AR-15 rifles, 40 guns and 70 to 80 people signed up for the permit class. Both stores experienced much more activity than usual.