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Market Basket Removes Toy Guns and Grenades From Westford Store

What are your thoughts?

Market Basket Removes Toy Guns and Grenades From Westford Store Market Basket Removes Toy Guns and Grenades From Westford Store

 

During the holiday season, one Westford Patch reader pointed out to us that near the entrance of the old Market Basket at Westford Valley Marketplace was selling what appeared to be "toy" grenades and guns marketed toward children.

We reached out to Market Basket representatives for comment, and they replied the machine would be removed, which it was (see attached photo for comparison between Dec. 26 on the left and Jan. 2 on the right).

Do you applaud Market Basket for this move? Is it political correctness gone too far? How much of a role did the Sandy Hook tragedy play in this, and other instances where Westford residents face guns and weapons?

There are many questions, and today we want to ask for your thoughts.

And if you see something in town you'd like us to check out, please e-mail the editor at andrew.sylvia@patch.com. We can't promise anything, but we'll do our best to get to the bottom of your question.

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