A guy from Long Island, New York uproots his family and heads out west to Montana, looking for a better life. Sound like a TV show? Actually, it’s the premise for one.
This story from Fox News tells us about Louie Tuminaro, who moved to Hamilton, Montana to open a gun shop that specializes in dealing, selling, and restoring collectible firearms. His colorful family is turning the big move into a reality show on the Outdoor Channel called “The Gunfather.”
“I was just kind of out one day, and I was fishing and I came home and I just said to my wife, ‘I want to move to Montana and I want to buy and sell guns and have the nicest gun shop in the west,” Tuminaro told FOX411. “I said it exactly like that and she kind of looked at me like, ‘Okay what are you doing,’ but 2 to 3 hours later we had a computer in the common room…and we were looking at properties in Montana.”
And that’s how it went. The family of four—Louie, his wife and three children, plus his father— moved from one of the most densely populated places in the country with several stadiums nearby that can hold around 30,000 people, to a town of less than 5,000 people.
Tuminaro said it was hard for him and his family to make such a change and move to a place that was so different, where they didn’t know anyone at all, but it was all worth it in the end.
“I grew up with guns in my home. What we’re doing as a family is how we were born and raised,” he said. “You know, we’re all about the Second Amendment. That’s how I raised my children and that’s how they’ll raise their children. We’re letting the world know that firearms are fun. That you can use them with your family and respect them at the same time.”
The second season of “The Gunfather” premiers on December 29 on the Outdoor Channel. For the full Fox News story, go here.