Having recently become the first King of Israel, Saul was beginning his first tentative steps to end the oppression of Israel by the Philistines.
But there was a problem.
To quote Aristotle on this very subject.
And it is manifest that tyranny has the evils of both democracy and oligarchy; it copies oligarchy in making wealth its object（for inevitably that is the only way in which the tyrant's body-guard and his luxury can be kept up）and in putting no trust in the multitude （which is why they resort to the measure of stripping the people of arms, ..... ).
Click on either quote for a trip to its respective source, I would never lie about the Bible ..... or Aristotle.
This "Gun Control" thing, evidently, has been going on for quite some time.