"And? is he fiddling with the trigger or something? or is it properly holstered and you're more likely to die from a freak lightning strike than it going off?"
Have you never had an accident of any kind? Never bumped into a door, tripped, snagged your clothing on an object?
I would guess that having a loaded weapon pointed at your face 8 hours a day, even if there is no malicious intent, has a higher likelihood of you being harmed than a lightening strike.
This site (http://smartgunlaws.org/gun-deaths-and-injuries-statistics/) indicates that ~600 people die a year from accidental gun deaths in the US. This site (http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/fatalities.shtml) shows there are ~35 lightening deaths per year. Guns are fun, but to compare the likelihood of being accidentally shot to being struck by lightening is disingenuous at best.