This is a well-known tactic of leftist activism. Create a condition that requires further restraints on individual liberties under the guise of maintaining order and public safety. Expect more of this.
Media ignoring leftist violence
A 28-year-old man from San Jose who believed he was working with the Taliban tried to set off a car bomb in California. Why? So he could frame the Tea Party, initiate a government crackdown on guns, and thus start a civil war. Luckily he was working with the FBI, not radical Islamists. In another story, a former cop who wrote a lengthy manifesto praising left-leaning celebs and media personalities before killing at least three police officers is still on the run…and surprisingly gaining supporters.