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Depends on the situation...

Of course, if a man was killing a woman through physical means or was about to commit such actions and the woman happened to have a lethal firearm and shot the man, then no it would not be considered neglegence. That situation of self-defense was valid and legal. But if a man had threatened the woman with violence instead or had no source of malicous intent to harm then no, she has no authority to use the firearm against the man. Self-defense would not be a valid nor legal choice. Calling the police in terms of threats is best in those situations. Using a weapon would not be.

The term "self-defense is a defense to neglegence" is used to those who have claimed that they have commited self-defense when it was reality, it was murder since the "attacker" who did not commit any physical/deadly/malicious actions. Usually, letal self-defense actions are commited through fear of one's life.

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