What's a better replacement for the word enemy? I'm not simply looking for a synonym, I'm looking for one that fits this context:
When you don't know how to use your firearm, you could essentially become the attacker.
My superior has been slightly vague, saying he'd like the word attacker changed to something else, as it doesn't "sound right." (His suggestion was, 'You become the danger', but in my opinion that's not much better.)
The synonyms I found for attacker didn't fit very well, so I'm trying to find another way to express this thought.