Nearly 60% of all Americans who’d be interested in purchasing a gun are willing to buy a smart gun or childproof gun — one that only functions in the hands of an authorized user, a new survey has found.

The web-based survey of almost 4,000 people, conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, found that 59% would buy a gun that used fingerprint detection or wireless technology to limit its use.

In addition to overall support, the survey found that four in 10 gun owners and 56% of political conservatives surveyed would be willing to buy a smart gun, “debunking the widely used argument by gun manufacturers and gun groups that there is no market for smart guns,” according to a Johns Hopkins statement on the survey.

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