Authorities have noticed an increase in high-caliber weapons in Los Angeles. One of the most startling incidents was when a Fabrique National 57, an assault pistol used to kill big game, was found in a victim's car by detectives investigating a double-homicide last year in North Hollywood.
"You use it on large lions, tigers and bears," said LAPD Deputy Chief Michel Moore, commander of the Valley Bureau.
This is an FN 5.7x28 mm cartridge.
This is a tiger.
The Deputy Chief of the LAPD is either really ignorant about guns or thinks reporters are. He's right about the latter, anyway; if the article's author knew absolutely anything about guns she would have fallen over laughing. It's pretty much the equivalent of claiming that a 1964 VW bug is what you use to race in the Indy 500.
(Note to self: DO NOT GO HUNTING WITH LA'S DEPUTY CHIEF. EVER.
"Crap, that bear's coming for us! You loaded for grizzly, Mike?"
"Sure! Got my .22 rifle right here!"