This stinks to high heaven. If it is serious enough that his resignation was accepted, that tells me the bastard ought to be brought up on charges instead of being allowed to retire. If you have any idea what it takes to get a Federal firearms license you know full well what would happen to you if you got caught violating any of the many provisions that come with it.
How many guns are involved here?? Were any of these "high-up agency officials" required to register their arms, apply for a permit, or wait the statutory time required before they took possession?? How many "high up agency officials" are complicit in the commission of multiple felonies???
I smell coverup of what could easily be yet another "Fast and Furious".