The events are eerily similar.
The recent attacks in Norway were fairly identical. The alleged terrorist had ties to right wing extremist groups and militias and believed an attack would create an uprising against a Government he disagreed with.
It can be argued that McVeigh was successful. The NRA created someone who was able to kill over 300 Americans without any damage to itself. In fact, the NRA is able to attack the BATF--McVeigh's primary target without penalty.
Now, what I know about Norway is about as much as Jon Sullivan (Linoge) knows about anything; that is, very little. But I can guarantee an attack of this magnitude will cause Norwegians to demand stricter gun control as a response. Why? Because they understand they have a problem and are willing to work to prevent other such tragedies. Sadly, the US will keep learning the lesson over and over again.