POOR black /white folks con't afford a gun.
I am by no means poor, but I don't have $300.00 to lay out for a handgun to lay on my bedtable forever.
Just in case you ever decide to get a Pistol, you can buy a Hi Point 9MM for around $149.
You can even get a Hi Point .40 or .45 for under $250.
They are a bit heavy, but they shoot well and have a lifetime warranty.