That's not a threat, it's a warning.<quoted text>
You're going to have to get out of the habit o making such threats. You can get into big trouble with threats even if you don't carry them out. Even bigger trouble if you DO carry them out!!!
If I say,“If you come into my face and use an ethnic slur, I'll hurt you,” I am making any action dependent on the actions of the other. He's warned,“Don't do that.”
If I said,“I'm going to hunt you down and eat your mama,” then that's a threat, because it is not contingent on any action of the racist scumball, but is a statement that “I will do this.”
Too much parsing for your liking.... ok golly gee shucks I'll try to control myself...