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Let gunmen reflect on crimes

As AN innocent victim of a UFF gun attack in 1994, which left me paralysed for life, I welcome the revelations from William Smith concerning the British reneging on an amnesty for pre-Good Friday Agreement paramilitaries.

It would be of no benefit to me personally, for anyone who was misguided enough to get involved in violence to now be hunted down. If the people who shot me had been put in jail back then for attempted murder, then they would be well out by now and it wouldn't have made a jot of difference to my life now. As long as the men of violence from the past are not a threat to our society, then they should be left to reflect. Coming after people now for their crimes only paves the way for disgruntled children to follow.

PAUL GALLAGHER

Belfast

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