A state appeals court has denied a retired New York City police officer’s action aimed at winning the right to a retiree pistol license, writing it was not arbitrary and capricious for the NYPD to disallow him the license when he never received a “good guy” letter indicating he left the force in good standing with no issues that would prevent him from having a firearm.

“That petitioner failed to submit the good guy letter, and that petitioner’s NYPD identification card was marked ‘no firearms,’ provided the NYPD License Division with a rational basis to determine that good cause existed for the denial of petitioner’s retiree officer handgun license application,” wrote the Appellate Division, First Department court in an opinion.