"As we all know, the quintessential "American dream" is that of homeownership," writes Senator Larry A. Mumper. "We have seen visions of neatly-kept houses with white picket fences in the front yards and believe that these are the places where our families will make memories and can find security and comfort. Of course, a large part of maintaining this dream is being able to defend our homes against those who would destroy our property or harm our families."

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