Jennings? Toss it!
One of the guns you actually have to worry about it hurting the shooter. There are some "cheap" guns I wouldn't mind shooting for fun even though they might malfunction, but these could actually be dangerous!
If it's for home defense, steer him towards a good shotgun. I bet you could find a nice used pump for under $200.
If it's to carry, try to find a nice used revolver...could probably find one in about the same price range...if he wants new I'd look at Kel-Tec, Bersa, or Charter Arms.