Mike and Jake affectionately refer to Gianni Pirelli as the "Godfather" of guns and mental health because he authored the book that formed the foundation of Walk the Talk America's work in the clinical realm . The Behavioral Science of Firearms is the seminal publication that gave WTTA the impetus to educate clinical practitioners in their gun community cultural competence.
Dr. Pirelli has experience in numerous clinical and clinical-forensic settings, many of which have included psychiatric and forensic-psychiatric centers and prisons, and his area of expertise is psychological assessment, particularly in the area of forensic evaluation. He has worked on cases at the county, state and federal levels, and he has conducted evaluations for matters in 19 of the 21 New Jersey counties, in addition to various other states, such as New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and California. Dr. Pirelli’s expertise and work has been highlighted in various media and press outlets: click here for Media & Press links. You may also click here to view Dr. Pirelli’s Curriculum Vitae and click here to view his biosketch.