The net has made it harder and harder for them to get one over on you, everyone....well most folks are just too educated. I would spend a little time on finding out the best financing for your situation, and what you should get toward a trade in if you are going that route. Personally, I don't let 1000 stand in my way if I want a specific car. If I found exactly what I want, I buy it, now I'm not saying spend an extra 2000 or more, I'm just not one that feels like I need to get one over on the sales guy to be happy. Some people are, and they miss out on things all the time.
Man you guys are something else. I can't say that I wouldn't have done the exact same thing. He was going to be drafted very high, no. 1 overall in 11 or 12. He wanted to finish his degree, wanted a shot at a title, and wasn't like most kids who can't pass up the paycheck if he was injured. In addition to that, his father played in the league, and still had very close ties to many in the NFL. We had just fired our HC, but had not cleaned house and let the GM stay. We didn't have a head coach, offensive coordinator, etc....Luck, and I'm not talking about Andrew, knew this may be a wild franchise for a while, and in the best interest of his son, probably told him to stay and come out next year. Not shocking, and he has been to an AFC title game, but the tides seem to have turned, and Indy is back to it's old ways, while we are building a long term contender. I'm glad he stayed, but I'm not so sure that he is any longer.
I also don't think that as many people owned guns as what we see in the movies. Yes, there probably was 1 shotgun per family, but probably not if they lived in town, or didn't have a man around. Awfully expensive tool back then unless you were out and about a lot.
Start with no plea deals when using guns or weapons to commit a crime. Mandatory real sentences. I prefer to enforce the laws on the books first before adding more. Second, to purchase any firearm you need to have a mandatory wait time to receive those firearms. Third, track any and all purchases in a federal database. If you sell firearms, you must be a member of said database, and keep real records. Track any and all purchases. Maybe a little crazy, but supply DNA and fingerprint when purchasing firearm, and the authorities have however many days in the "cooling off" time to process it with the serial numbers. I don't like the idea of gun roundups, but I would be OK with State/Local governments paying a heavy "reward" for bringing in firearms and turning them over.