Social media history of crazed man who killed store owner over Pride flag quickly released

Social media posts by Travis Ikeguchi, who shot and killed a clothing store owner over displaying a Pride flag, have been revealed by police following his identification and death.

(Video Credit: ABC7)

Ikeguchi, 27, evidently raged on social media against the LGBTQ community. One post pinned to the top of his X account depicts a Pride flag on fire.

“We need to STOP COMPROMISING on this LGBT dictatorship and not let them take over our lives! Stop accepting this abomination that the government is forcing us to submit to these mentally disordered tyrants,” he captioned the picture, according to the Daily Mail.

Ikeguchi allegedly shot and killed Laura Ann Carleton, 66, on Friday who died in her store. He was taken out by police not long after the murder. Police did try to save his life but it was too late.

Carleton was the mother of nine children and owned two small storefronts called Mag.pi. One was in Lake Arrowhead and the other was in Studio City in Los Angeles.

Carleton was an ally to the gay community in Lake Arrowhead. Friends claimed at a eulogy that she died “for the values she so selflessly stood for.”

On Monday, San Bernardino County Sherriff Shannon Dicus stated that Ikeguchi was heard “yelling many homophobic slurs” concerning her clothing store’s Pride flag before tearing it down and opening fire on Carleton.

Police reported that he “made several disparaging remarks about a rainbow flag that stood outside the store before shooting Carleton.”

Ikeguchi then ran and was later killed in “a lethal force encounter,” according to deputies who also claimed he used an unregistered firearm in the attack, according to NPR.

The Daily Mail claims that his Gab and X pages were “filled with references to religion, anti-democracy, anti-police and references to defending himself.” He was also evidently anti-Trump.

“America must repent for a lot of things we allow; abortion/baby killing, sexual immortality, pornography, same-sex marriages, LGBTQP/pedophilia, freemasonry, religiosity, politics, wars, colonialism, the federal reserve,” he allegedly wrote.

“We allow the Federal Reserve to make a profit off of these abominations, we allow the Judicial supremacist groups to make decisions for us and we don’t notice it. There is no political solution. We must repent and accept Christ in our hearts. Share this to others, please!” Ikeguchi urged.

Another post put up on Aug. 5 referred to the LGBTQ community.

“Even though this f***** doesn’t like to be labeled as LGBTQP, he is still a f***** and we should allow f***** in our society anyway even if they don’t to be called these mentally ill pronouns,” Ikeguchi wrote. “Homosexuals still at any form should be illegal.”

A single bullet hole mars the storefront window. Those mourning Carleton taped a sign next to it, saying, “Thank you all for your love.”

“Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig wrote on Instagram, “We are all devastated for her husband Bort and her family and the LGBTQ+ community, for whom Lauri was such a true ally.”

“This intolerance has to end,” he added. “Anyone using hateful language against the LGBTQ+ community has to realize their words matter, that their words can inspire violence against innocent loving people. Let’s all keep moving forward with tolerance and love. Let’s not let Lauri’s tragic death be in vain.”

The unhinged man is yet one more example of a dearth of unbalanced individuals being borne out of a political cauldron of extremes.

The disturbed transgender shooter in Nashville, Tennessee is another example of the insanity sweeping the nation reflecting the fringes of society and not those in the mainstream.

It should be noted that this shooting is no more reflective of Christians or those who are against being bullied by the Left over LGBTQ issues than branding the Left for the murderous actions of the Nashville school shooting or numerous others committed by leftists.

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