The rose garden has installed metal detectors for Blazer games. I cant find much information about what lead to this decision, only that it was in compliance with the "NBA mandated metal detection policy." I cant find any reference to a "NBA Policy" regarding this except that they were required during the playoffs last year following the death of osama bin laden and a fear of retribution. Was there a "no firearms" policy before at the rose garden? Did they have "no firearms" posted at the entrances previously? My obvious fear is the incredible size of the "firearm free zone". We know the security is not going to keep out a would be attacker. But it is creating a huge shooting gallery of 20,000 defenseless people. Not to mention the inability for people to protect their family while coming and going from the facility. Most people have to walk several blocks in what is not exactly the safest neighborhood in Portland to get to the game. I didn't mean to make the pole public. I was my first pole and I thought it just meant people could see the results.