Both Risch and LaRocco received an 'A' from the NRA, so on gun rights they may be equal... (That's assuming LaRocco would not agree to a Democrat sponsored combo bill that included anti-gun legislation somewhere in it.) Aside from that, however, let's keep in mind that although more conservative than some Democrats, LaRocco still supports many traditional liberal "values."
He supports abortion. He even opposed a law requiring parental notification before an abortion is administored to a minor.
He supports increased penalties for so-called "hate crimes."
He voted to declare almost 8 million acres in California "wilderness" - a designation which pretty much makes the land useless to humans.
He supports increased Federal medling in helth care which means that more of your hard-earned money goes to pay for someone else's healthcare.
He believes we need to "significantly reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by using alternative energy sources and increasing our energy efficiency."
He suppoorts increased funding for pre-kindergarten education.
On National Security, LaRocco supports "negotiations" and "the battles of ideas" rather than military action.
On the issue of Iranian nukes his only (vague) comment refers to more "negotiations."
Final straw? Larry LaRocco supports Barack Obama. How pro-gun is that?