Highlighting efforts to reduce the Big Easy’s homicide rate, Atlantic contributor Julie Dermansky rode along with New Orleans officer David DeSalvo recently. According to her piece, DeSalvo prides himself on confiscating (presumably illegal) guns. While officer DeSalvo’s only been on the job two years, he’s part of a long-standing tradition in the city that care forgot. The NOPD has years of experience taking guns away from the populace. One of the most recent of which is what the mystified author describes as a “9mm automatic shotgun.” That’s the rara avis she’s talking about, pictured above. Kinda hard to tell, but it appears to be a chop shop version of a Hi-Point carbine. Or something. Pardon the LULZ, but it’s a good thing the Atlantic – like so much of the old media – has all those fact-checkers toiling away, no?