So pretend for a moment that you are a stadium security guard. A fan decked out in home team gear arrives at the gate. He has a beer in one hand and a banner in the other. The 3x5 banner is attached to a flagpole.
The flagpole catches your eye. You notice that it is the telescoping kind, and as far as anyone can tell, it is made of aluminum. It is some kind of extendable broom handle that can be purchased at any Rona or Home Depot.
Do you confiscate the flagpole as being a "potential weapon" or let the fan bring it in?
If you would have confiscated it, please suggest an alternate matierial for a flagpole that would be acceptable to security.